Make Something!

Inventors Club is a six week program for girls and boys to become inventors. Students make a project using the tools and materials from The Bakken’s student workshop. Guided by mentors and Bakken educators, students can build almost anything they can dream up. Students gain hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math while creating their own individual projects. Each session has a unique theme to spark the imagination. Programs occur on six mostly consecutive Saturdays during the fall, winter, and spring.


Machine Art

Join us this winter as we tinker and experiment with machines that draw and creatively create images.

Winter 2018 DATES

Six Sessions - Saturdays*:

  • February 17th
  • February 25th
  • March 3rd
  • March 17th
  • March 24th
  • March 31st

*No workshop on March 10th



Can technology be used to enhance human performance? This spring we will investigate.

Spring 2018 DATES

Six Sessions - Saturdays:

  • April 21st
  • April 28th
  • May 5th
  • May 12th
  • May 19th
  • May 26th


Tinkering with Tones

This fall our inventors will be coming up with interesting ways to make sounds and experimenting with generating unique electronic tones.

Fall 2017 DATES

Six Sessions - Saturdays*:

  • October 14th
  • October 21st
  • November 4th
  • November 11th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd

*No workshop on October 28 or November 25th



Each session costs $200 (or $180 for families with Household or Supporting Memberships), class sizes are limited.


The Bakken offers income based scholarships to help provide access to its youth programs. Please visit the Youth Program Scholarships page for more information. 


You can register online with a credit card by clicking the desired session above and logging in to our registration system. 

Or you can:

  • Mail a completed registration form with a check
  • Complete your registration by phone at 612-926-3878.
  • Stop by the museum to complete a registration form and pay using cash, check or credit card.  

Please note that submitting a registration form does not guarantee you a spot. We will send you an email to confirm your registration. 

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