Discovery Days at The Bakken

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Visit the museum for an in-depth exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and math topics with hands-on activities and partner demonstrations.

Join us on Saturday, July 22nd and discover Surprising Innovations from partners like the 3M Visiting Wizards, Magic Arms, Optum Innovation, and Maverick Drone Systems.  Learn about drone tech, wearable interactive gaming devices, 3D printed exoskeletons, motion capture for physical therapy and more. Will you be the next great innovator? Get inspired to create something surprising at Discovery Days!

Discovery Day activities run from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm and are included in the cost of admission. Members get in FREE!


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Check out highlights from 2016's Discovery Days events:


Crack the Code!
Saturday, December 3rd

You don't need to be a math genius to learn how to code, in fact learning programming skills can help kids develop stronger math skills by applying concepts in real-world applications.


Mary and Her Monster
Saturday, October 30th

It's the Public Opening of our new Mary and Her Monster exhibit and a chance to explore the world of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Costumes Encouraged!


It's Electric!
Saturday, August 20th

Explore exciting elements of electrical engineering!  Try your hand at some fun and unique engineering challenges and feel like an expert electrician. 


The Future is Now
Saturday, June 18th

Interact with tech projects and see presentations led by local technology experts including high tech virtual reality demonstrations, wearable technology, and fun digital learning presented in partnership with Seagate. 


Women in Science
Saturday, March 19th

A day full of family friendly activities with local female scientists!  We will have ongoing interactive projects from different science fields, including a Zoologist from the Minnesota Zoo, a Chemist, an Engineer and many more!


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