Donation Levels

Giving Levels

Annual Giving Levels

  • $1,000:  Supports Science Studios activities for one month
  • $500:     Supports STEM education one school
  • $250:     Supports Medicinal and Dakota Native Gardens
  • $100:     Supports child in STEM clubs/camps
  • $50:       Supports museum discount programs

5-Year “Bakken Circle” Giving Levels

  • $1,000 for 5 years: Spark an Interest
    Your gift will enable The Bakken Museum to give approximately 2,400 visitors hands-on science activities including take-home experiment supplies so children and families can continue to explore the wonders of science together.
  • $5,000 for 5 years: Ignite a Dream
    Your gift will make it possible for three talented student inventors to participate in a full year of The Bakken Museum’s individual mentoring programs including a summer camp session. Your gift may allow us to mentor the next Bill Gates or Earl Bakken!
  • $10,000 for 5 years: Transform a Life
    Your gift will make a far-reaching impact on our community, such as allowing The Bakken Museum to facilitate partnerships with three Minneapolis or St. Paul schools, impacting 360 students a year integrating arts and science into the classroom!

Additional Types of Giving


Donate to The Bakken Museum in honor of a friend or loved one´s birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion. A hand-written card is sent to the person you wish to honor.

Memorial Gifts

A gift may be made in remembrance of a loved one, friend or person who touched your life in a special way. A hand-written card is sent to a designated family member of the person you are remembering.

Gifts of Appreciated Stocks

Donating stock is an excellent way to support The Bakken Museum while avoiding capital gains taxes. If you have held stock for more than one year, you are entitled to an income tax deduction for its full fair market value for up to 30% of your adjusted income.

More Information

For more information about gift levels, types of gifts or how to donate, contact Hannah Baines at 612-926-3878 x 215 or email

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