Third Grade 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 recreate the historic experiments that helped people to investigate the properties of magnets. They learn about the invention of the compass, its uses and limitations. They do experiments to better understand magnetism and magnetic fields and explore the interaction between magnetism and electricity. Every student takes home a kit containing all the materials needed to construct and experiment with their own electromagnet.  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.