Admission Discounts

Big Brother Big Sister
Big Brother Big Sister pairs get one free student admission with a paid adult admission.
Please bring your match card. 

Blue Star Museums
Free admission for U.S. active duty military personnel -

Personal Care Attendants
PCA's are always free when accompanying their client.

Minnesota Public Radio
MPR Members receive 20% off admission with their Member Connect Card.

Science Museum of Minnesota
Bakken Museum members are invited to receive $2 off Science Museum single admission tickets and $5.00 off Science Museum memberships.  No other discounts apply.  Admission does not apply to special exhibits.  Must show valid Bakken Museum membership card.  Discounts not available online.  Offer expires December 31, 2017.

Twin Cities Public Television
TPT members get $2 off admission for up to four family members. Members must show their membership card.

ASTC Travel Passport Program
Members of ASTC museums get free admission for up to four family members. Please bring your membership card. Two program restrictions apply:

  • Does not include science centers and museums located within 90 miles of The Bakken.
  • To receive benefits you must live more than 90 miles away from The Bakken. 

For more information please visit the ASTC website:

Low-Income Assistance
Families and individuals on low-income assistance such as WIC and SNAP are eligible for free attendance to the museum for themselves and their household by presenting their benefits information and a valid ID at the Visitor Services Desk.