You bring the cake, we'll bring the activities! Host your child's next birthday party at The Bakken Museum in the Twin Cities. Our educators will provide exciting experiments based on one of our science, technology, engineering and math party themes. Indoor and outdoor parties available for ages 6 through 12.

Children's birthday parties at The Bakken Museum include:

  • facilitator-led interactive activities
  • make and take project
  • museum tour and exploration
  • time for presents, cake, and food

Party Themes


(AGES 6-8)

Discover how magnificent magnets can be by playing with these fun science objects and seeing some awesome demonstrations showing what they can do!


(AGES 6-12)

Be a part of an electrifying, hands-on, demonstration showing the wonders of static electricity, electricity in our bodies, electromagnets, and even a Telsa Coil!

PLEASE NOTE: activities may not be available in humid weather


(AGES 6-12)

Explore the museum's flora and fauna, learn the basics of plant identification, and make your own botanical art project!

PLEASE NOTE: only available May through October.


(AGES 9-12)

Ever created something extraordinary using science and your imagination? Learn all about the start of Sci-Fi and Frankenstein, bring your own monstrous creation to life and conduct experiments with a mad scientist’s assistance!


(AGES 9-12)

See how science can be used to create amazing effects with chemistry, combustion, and color. Try explosive experiments, create psychedelic swirls, and make your own kaleidoscope!


Generally, birthday parties are held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on certain school release days.

If 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. does not work for you, please request an alternative time in the form below and we will do our best to accommodate your group.

Party pricing:

$300 - up to 10 kids
$350 – up to 16 kids (1 chaperone required per every 4 kids, 20 people total)

  • For a party of 10 people, there is a $50 flat-fee charge for any additional guests over the 10 person limit to be paid the day of the party.
  • If you would like an additional 30 minutes for presents/other activities in the room, there is an additional $100.00 fee.

NOTE: Bakken birthday parties are not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

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