A Gift of Knowledge

Last year, 24,198 youth STEM scholarships were provided and more than 45,000 individuals were inspired to create through The Bakken Museum. Please consider giving a gift to help The Bakken Museum fulfill its mission of inspiring  a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.

Your Gift, Your Way

During the donation process, you can select how you'd like to designate your gift:

  • In memory of Earl Bakken
  • Individual Donation
  • Honorarium
  • In Memorial
  • Gift of Appreciated Stocks

For more information about gift levels, types of gifts, or how to donate, please contact The Bakken Museum Associate Director of Development Alex Askew by email at askew@thebakken.org or by phone at 612-926-3878 ext. 251

$1,000 can provide one month of hands-on STEM activities
$500 can provide a STEM education school assembly
$250 can provide access to summer camp programming
$100 can help sustain local pollinator habitats
$50 can provide a family of five access to a Discovery Days event
$1,000 for 5 years: Spark an Interest Your gift will enable The Bakken Museum to give approximately 2,400 visitors hands-on science activities including take-home experiment supplies so children and families can continue to explore the wonders of science together.
$5,000 for 5 years: Ignite a Dream Your gift will make it possible for three talented student inventors to participate in a full year of The Bakken Museum’s individual mentoring programs including a summer camp session. Your gift may allow us to mentor the next Bill Gates or Earl Bakken!
$10,000 for 5 years: Transform a Life Your gift will make a far-reaching impact on our community, such as allowing The Bakken Museum to facilitate partnerships with three Minneapolis or St. Paul schools, impacting 360 students a year integrating arts and science into the classroom!

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