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. The entrance may be reached from the street or our 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.
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 such as guide dogs are permitted to assist museum visitors.
Accessible restrooms are located on both floors of the museum. All Gender and Family restrooms are located on the second floor.
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 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.
With questions, please contact The Bakken Museum.
SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAYS
The Bakken Museum offers Sensory Friendly Sundays from 10:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month.
Sensory Friendly Sundays allows people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Events will include modified programming for diverse sensory needs and specialized staff training.
- Sunday, May 12: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Sunday, June 9: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Sunday, July 14: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Bakken Museum’s Sensory Friendly Program has been developed in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota. The museum will continue be open to the general public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Please note, Sensory Friendly Sunday hours will change in June 1 with the museum’s summer hours.
DISCOVERY DAY: SENSORY FRIENDLY
During Discovery Days, The Bakken Museum brings in partner organizations to provide hands-on activities with a science, technology, engineering, and math focus. During our Sensory Friendly Discovery Day we will be joined by music therapists, Three Rivers Parks District, Wild Rumpus Books, and more.
- Saturday, May 25: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.