Grades 1-2 Workshops

General Field Trip Information

All workshops and tours support Academic Science Standards.

Dates and Times

Available Tuesday through Friday, October 1 through June 5.

9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., or 10:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.


Regular Fee

$11 per student

Schools with 60% - 79% FRL

$ 4 per student ($7 scholarship)

Schools with 80% - 100% FRL

$ 2 per student ($9 scholarship)

  • Admission is free for one adult (including teachers) for every four students. A minimum of 2 adults are required for each class. PCAs always recieve free admission.

  • $7 for each additional chaperone. 

Students will use scientific inquiry to investigate magnets and magnetism. They sort magnetic and non-magnetic materials and observe and compare magnetic force as they learn about the history of magnets. Students make a magnetic motor that demonstrates one way magnets are used in modern engineering to improve everyday life.  In addition to the workshop, students explore the connections between history, science and engineering through The Bakken Museum’s interactive galleries in a guided tour. They hear fascinating stories about the relationships between electricity, magnetism, medicine and invention. Students learn that they are part of science by finding a connection with the artifacts, experiments, scientists and inventors highlighted in the museum.  

Grades 1-2