Explore Out of the Ordinary
Get spooked in Frankenstein's Laboratory, meet the mother of science fiction in Mary & Her Monster, and test out some of Ben Franklin's favorite static electricity experiments. In addition to regular exhibits, new activities and experiments are available Saturdays and Sundays in Science Studio.
FIND YOUR SPARK. CHANGE THE WORLD.
Inspiration and innovation are cornerstones of our human experience. Together they form a cycle of discovery that people use to shape the world. This cycle begins with a spark. A spark can be anything that transforms someone from a consumer into a creator. They motivate us to make what we want to see. They can be intensely personal or literally global in their scale. The Spark Exhibition explores these moments to reveal a diverse and uniquely human tradition, one that fuels our wildest imaginations and satisfies our most practical concerns. What inspires you? How will you innovate?
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…
Rotating art exhibitions are displayed in the Great Hall of The Bakken Museum's West Winds mansions. Exhibitions focus on a variety of topics from medicinal…
SEARCH THE LIBRARY AND ARTIFACT COLLECTION
Learn about our library and collections, gain practical and theoretical knowledge, learn from the works of scientists, and explore the books and artifacts are available for study.