Whether you have a few free hours or an entire day to plan, the Bakken Museum is hosting a whole lot of innovation this weekend. In addition to regular weekend hours, the museum will open its doors for special holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum will begin their 2019 lecture series on Feb. 6, with On The Verge: Designing for Health. During the lecture, a panel of industry experts will share their thoughts on using advancements in science, engineering, and humanities to design spaces that positively impact health. The
Educators from The Bakken Museum stopped by Twin Cities PBS Hands-On Science to explore how the tiniest things can have a large impact on our lives. During the segment, students interact with chemical reactions, measurements and explore surface area to learn about nanoscience. The full segment is available on the
Earl Bakken passed away on Sunday, October 22. Earl passed at the age of 94 in his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. When Earl Bakken was eight years old he saw the movie Frankenstein at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights. Earl was fascinated and inspired by the
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Bakken Museum founder Earl Bakken passed away on Sunday, October 22. Earl passed at the age of 94 in his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. “Earl Bakken was a remarkable man,” said The Bakken Museum Executive Director Michael Sanders. “He proudly described himself as
MPR News with Kerri Miller recorded a Friday Roundtable discussion on 200 years on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a panel of guests that includes The Bakken Museum’s own Juliet Burba. If you think of “Frankenstein” as B-movie horror kitsch, you’re missing so much. It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley,
Bakken Museum educators Siri Hellerman and Nathan Meyer presented the basics of electricity and the schism between inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla at Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm, Minnesota. Read the full article at the New Ulm Journal below: http://www.nujournal.com/news/local-news/2017/12/06/war-of-the-currents/
The Bakken Museum is featured on a series of episodes of the kids science podcast Brains On! from American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio. Hear Bakken educators and volunteers share stories of the nature of electricity, static parties, and what happens when you rub amber with sheep’s wool. Shocking!