EXPLORE OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Get a shock from a 100-year-old electricity machine, experience the world of Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein with experiments and an immersive object theater, wire a tiny city and light up the Foshay Tower, and test out some of Ben Franklin's favorite static electricity experiments.

Current Exhibits

  • Mary and Her Monster

    This audacious and fascinating young woman from the early 1800's challenged conventions, overcame obstacles, and found inspiration in the art, culture and science of her…

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  • Electropolis

    Electropolis

    It takes a lot of work to light up a city! Electropolis is an exhibit on electricity in Minneapolis that combines science and history to…

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  • Gardens and Grounds

    The Bakken Museum is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and stunning examples of nature, including three distinctive gardens. The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden curves around the museum's West side. Inspired…

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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.

Treasures from the Vault

Our underground vault houses tons of interesting secrets! Each month we highlight a new item and dive in to its unique backstory.

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