The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
The Bakken Museum sits on nearly 4 beautiful acres of property on the west side of Lake Calhoun. Our unique urban property includes some major surprises for garden enthusiasts, including prairie and wetland restoration areas, a medicinal plant garden, organic vegetable gardens and much more.
Obviously, there is much to be done year round to maintain and enhance our gardens and grounds. We have an informal group of volunteer gardeners who meet regularly on Thursday evenings to do whatever needs doing. Additionally, we work with individuals and groups numbering up to 50 to accomplish projects year round.
If you want to volunteer at one of the most unique urban gardens in the Upper Midwest, please fill out the form on our volunteer page. Your schedule will be flexible, and your work will be truly appreciated by the thousands who visit us each year.