Over one hundred and sixty years after the original printing of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s work sparked Barry Moser’s imagination. Moser has set Shelley’s text with his own nightmare-inspiring wood engravings for his edition of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. An exhibition of illustrations from the 1983 Pennyroyal Press edition of the novel will
Located on the shore of Bde Maka Ska, The Bakken Museum encompasses over two acres of unique gardens maintained by a group of dedicated staff and volunteers. Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden — inspired by medieval European physic gardens and explores past, present, and possible future uses for plants as medicine.
Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was published in the 1800’s when she was just 21 years old. An audacious and fascinating young woman, Mary challenged conventions, overcame obstacles, and found inspiration in the art, culture, and science of her time. Learn about Mary Shelley’s life and her novel in the immersive
Explore the story of West Winds mansion, the museum’s home on Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). Since its mid-1970s transformation into The Bakken Museum, visitors have marveled at its impressive architecture. Discover details about the exquisite craftsmanship that characterizes the building. Dial an antique phone and listen to stories from former residents. Dig
Benjamin Franklin’s curiosity led him to explore many novel ideas and devices of his time. In fact, curiosity was what drove his own discoveries and inventions – from the lightning rod to the glass armonica. In the 1700s, Franklin and other scientists shared their curiosity by hosting parties to show
Get spooked in our immersive object theater, featuring Frankenstein’s monster. The 10-minute show brings to life the tale of a mad scientist haunted by his creation. Peek into Frankenstein’s laboratory and see his creepy experiments. Watch the dramatic creation of Frankenstein’s monster and hear about its tragic life. Get ready to scream at a scary
Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine: discover 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. Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine serves as a companion to The Bakken Museum’s