The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
Evenings @theBakken is your chance to experience The Bakken Museum after hours, enjoy a cocktail or drink and experiment with STEM activities in a unique environment.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Evenings@TheBakken returns this summer with two new exhibit openings and a night of garden exploration and wonder.
Join us June 22, 2017 as we celebrate the power of plants with the opening of our new exhibit Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine.
Examine the history of plant-based medicine around the world, uncover the variety of uses and preparations across cultures, and reflect on the advances made in plant medicine as our scientific understanding has evolved.
Then grab a cocktail or drink and soak up the summer beauty of the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden, and enjoy Shades of Nature, an all-new collection of student-produced works from the Minnesota School of Botanical Arts.
Create Catering and The Dining Studio will serve up two signature cocktails - the Honey Julep and a Summer Shandy both infused with The Bakken Museum's own Zip-Sourced Honey from The Beez Kneez.
With live music from Elizabeth Ghandour and The Heighburners, a gorgeous atmosphere, and tasty food and drinks for sale, Evenings at The Bakken: The Power of Plants is the summer garden party you won't want to miss!
Mary and Her Monster Preview Party
Thursday, October 17th
Be the first to see Mary and Her Monster – Mary Shelley and the World that Created Frankenstein and Out of Chaos – Illustrations by Zak Sally before they open to the public. The evening features live music from Mediterranean Breeze and spooky cocktails to get you ready for Halloween.
The Birds & The Bees
Thursday, August 11th
Learn about our on-site bee hives with the The Beez Kneez and get up close and personal with raptors from by the The Raptor Center. Get a rare glimpse of the vault’s technologies of sexuality collection, enjoy food from Tatanka Truck, and try French Macarons and other delightful desserts from Cherry On Top Confections!
Made in Minnesota
Thursday, July 14th
A night of tech experiences from homegrown Minnesota Makers! Try virtual reality with Visual, choose your own adventure with the Choosatron, and get your own Showy Lady's Slipper, the MN state flower! Sponsor Maverick Drone Systems will be flying drones on our green roof, and there's food from Gastrotruck and Cherry On Top Confections, plus cocktails and electronic music from Empathy Cell.
Touch The Earth
Thursday, June 9th
Take in the beautiful art and craft pieces of local artists Janet and Howard Goltz, explore biofeedback with our curators and artifacts from our vault, try a yoga session on our green rooftop, and make some one-of-a-kind science bling, all while listening to live bluegrass music from Ivory Bridge, relaxing in our lush, expansive gardens. Food will be available from Natedogs, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails.
NOTE: Evenings @TheBakken is for 21+ guests