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 facilitators 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
  • Exhibits, Frankenstein's laboratory and Science Studio exploration
  • Time for presents, cake, and food

Party Themes

MAGNETIC WONDERS

(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!

ELECTRO MAGIC!

(AGES 6-12)

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

PLEASE NOTE: activities may not be available in humid weather

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BIRTHDAY PARTY

(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 July through October.

FRANKENFEST

(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!

FIZZ, POW, WOW

(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!

CODING: UNPLUGGED

(AGES 9-12)

What is coding? Why is it so important? Explore the basics completely screen-free! Grow your interest and learn about computer language with hands-on games and demos.

DETAILS

Birthday parties are held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on certain school release days.

If the time slots listed above do not work for you please request an alternative time in the form below and we will do our best to accomodate your group.

Party pricing:

$300 - up to 10 kids

  • For a party of 10 people, there is a $10 flat-fee charge for any additional chaperones 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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