Enjoy our Ongoing Series and Special Events

Events at The Bakken

There is always something going on at The Bakken Museum. We have lots of fun and educational events happening all the time. Some are once in a lifetime and some are continuing series with special topics and guest speakers.

Special Events

From evening events learning more about the solar system to exploring the museum's collections, every month The Bakken Museum presents special events that give visitors an up-close look at what's new.

Event Series

Mark your calendars for the on-going event series at The Bakken Museum. We're presenting at detailed look at all kinds of science and technology with guest speakers, lively discussions, refreshments, and entertainment.

Need Space for Your Event?

Venue Rental

You can rent our facilities for almost any type of event. Steeped in turn of the century ambiance, surrounded by meticulously kept gardens, and boasting an array of carefully curated exhibits, our distinct event spaces are the ideal venue for your next personal or corporate function. The Bakken Museum stands uniquely poised to make any event, big or small, a truly outstanding occasion.

Event Series


Discovery Days are family-friendly events held on select Saturdays throughout the year. Each events focuses on a theme to connect attendees with a specific area of exploration.


The Bakken’s 21+ evening events provide a fun, interactive environment for adults to explore the museum, meet fellow Twin Cities professionals and enjoy food and drink.

Upcoming Special Events

  • 24 Feb, 19

    Teen Science Cafe

    The STEM field is vast. The Bakken Museum is hosting Teen Science Cafés to introduce high school aged students with the broad range of careers related to science and engineering. These events are free and organized by teens, for teens to have an interactive conversation with STEM professionals, learn about…

  • 09 Mar, 19

    Discovery Days: Women in Science

    Event Highlights During Discovery Days: Women in Science, adults and kids are invited to engage with women working in the STEM field doing everything from conservation biology to genetics. The day will feature hands-on activities and education opportunities. This event is all ages. Girl Scouts in uniform get $2 off…


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