The Bakken Museum offers services that make museum programs and exhibits accessible to all visitors.

Accessible parking is available in our parking lot off Zenith Ave. S. There is also street parking on W 36th St.

The museum is located off of W. 36th St and Zenith Ave. S. During renovations, the 36th St entrance is closed. Please enter the museum from our visitor parking lot.

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call, (612) 926-4623, to reserve a wheelchair in advance of your visit.

Closed Captioning
Most videos are closed-captioned. A transcript of the sound and light show, Frankenstein’s Laboratory, can be downloaded and printed below or picked up at the Visitor Services desk.

Service Animals
Service animals such as guide dogs are permitted to assist museum visitors.

Public Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located on both floors of the museum. All Gender and Family restrooms are located on the second floor.

Coat Closets
Complimentary coat closets are located in the museum lobby across from the Visitor Services desk.

Doors stay open for six seconds. There is an audible floor change signal.

Sensory Friendly Resources

Noise dampening headphones and sensory backpacks are available for visitor use at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis.
On the second floor in the library, we offer a quiet space for visitors who may need to take a break from the museum.

Additional information to plan your trip to the museum.

With questions, please contact The Bakken Museum.


The Bakken Museum offers Sensory Friendly Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month.

Sensory Friendly Sundays allows people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have an enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Events will include modified programming for diverse sensory needs and specialized staff training.

2020 Dates and themes:

  • January 12: Art Appreciation
  • February 9: Oceans
  • March 8: Women in History
  • April 12: Earth
  • May 10: Flora and Fauna
  • June 14: Summer Fun
  • July 12: Colors, letters and numbers
  • August 9: Travel the World
  • September 13: Fall
  • October 11: My favorite monster
  • November 8: Being Thankful
  • December 13: Winter land

The Bakken Museum’s Sensory Friendly Program has been developed in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota.

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