Some of The Bakken Museum’s most popular education programs are now available as digital interactives! These online versions of shows and workshops are perfectly tailored to various distance learning formats.

  • Workshops feature a Hyperdoc—an online worksheet that follows the videos so students can make predictions, answer questions, and try experiments in our Virtual Laboratory
  • Programs can be watched as one continuous program or in smaller segments, as a whole class or by students individually
  • Each program also features a Teacher Guide to help educators guide students through these exciting lessons and provide tips for using the technical tools included
  • Livestreaming field trips offer the chance to learn from our exhibits, see demonstrations, and ask questions!

Are you a parent or caregiver? Check out online education to do at home!

Digital Workshops

Pre-recorded digital workshops are designed for flexibility. Programs can be watched continuously or in smaller segments, as a whole class, or by students individually. Each program comes with a teacher guide, videos, and an online worksheet where students can make predictions try experiments in our virtual laboratory.

Science Theatre Shows

Livestreaming Programs

Take a virtual field trip to The Bakken Museum! During livestreaming programs, students will explore the connections between science, engineering, inspiration, and innovation.

"I was very impressed with the Bakken Museum and how they provided students a high-level learning experience during our recent Virtual Field Trip. Thank you Bakken staff!"

 - Tony Wolverton, 4th Grade Teacher, Hassan Elementary

Magnets and Electromagnets Workshop

(grades 3-6)

Hour-long livestream program

Students learn about the history and the historic experiments that helped people to investigate the properties of magnets. They learn about the invention of the compass, its uses and limitations. They contribute to experiments to better understand magnetism, magnetic fields and explore the interaction between magnetism and electricity. Students learn that when they wonder, try, discover, and share, they are using science and engineering processes. Includes a virtual experiment link.



Digital Workshops: $100 for up to 4 classrooms, $25 for each additional class utilizing the program.

Science Theatre Programs: $150 for up to 4 classrooms, $25 for each additional class utilizing the program.

Live Streaming Programs: $150 for the first class, $100 for each additional class.


By purchasing a program, you are given access to:

  • Continuous Program video
  • Segmented Program videos
  • Teacher guide
  • Hyperdoc for students to work alongside the videos (CHECK OUT A SAMPLE HYPERDOC)

Note: Our War of the Currents Show is only available as a Continuous Program

Please be aware that, while we’ve tried out best to make these programs run as smoothly as possible, you and your students will need access to a device that connects to the internet and the ability to open multiple tabs at once and navigate between them. We have also found that, if using a tablet, the program works significantly better if you and your students download the free GoogleDocs app before starting. You can open these documents in a browser on a tablet, it just won’t be nearly as smooth. You should not need any special programs if working on a desktop or laptop.

You will need access to a device that connects to the internet and the ability to open multiple tabs.

Optional: Screen Sharing capabilities with your students, google docs, or a way for students to engage with you in a video conference or chat boxes; however, none of those tools are necessary.

Email, and we will help get you set up with everything!

Once you have purchased the program, you will be sent an email with instructions and links to all the program elements.
All programs will remain accessible for a month of your choosing.
While we can't stop you from sharing the links, we are asking that if more than 4 classroom teachers choose to share the program, you let us know so we can charge the additional classes accordingly and send those teachers a link.
We are not offering in-person outreach programs for the remainder of 2020. Our education team is currently taking reservations for in-person programs beginning January 2021. All future programs are being scheduled tentatively with the understanding that the health and safety of students, educators, and our staff are the top priority. Changes in school and museum procedures due to COVID-19 will dictate the delivery of future programs.


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