Host your child's next birthday celebration at The Bakken Museum! Your child and their friends can celebrate and be entertained by one of our exciting science-themed birthday packages, complete with an educator-led activity, free time to explore the museum, and a special souvenir to take home.

Party Themes

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

Recommended for ages 6-8

Create something extraordinary using science and your imagination! Bring a monstrous creation to life, create your own comic book, and conduct experiments with a Mad Scientist’s assistance!

Recommended for ages 9-12

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! (Note: activities may not be available in humid weather)

Recommended for ages 6-12

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!

Recommended for ages 9-12

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

Recommended for ages 6-12

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. Flexible time frames are available.

Party pricing is $300 for up to 10 kids, and $350 for 16 kids with 1 chaperone required per every 4 kid, for 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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  • Due to The Bakken Museum’s on-site educational programming, rental of classrooms is limited.
  • Events will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of space and staff.All event cancellations must be in writing and deposit reimbursement, if any, is based on cancellation schedule.

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