Innovator Workshops are single day programs for individuals interested in learning more about 21st century technical skills. Students will learn from experts and practice hands on skills by working on a specific project.

During this workshop, students will learn and practice all the following:

  • 3D design using TinkerCAD
  • 3D printing
  • Circuitry
  • Soldering

Excuse our Dust

Temporary Location - The Works MuseumWe're renovating! The Bakken Museum's lower level, including classrooms and makerspace, will be closed for upgrades during the first half of 2020. During construction, we are partnering with The Works Museum in Bloomington to offer our education programs.

Take advantage of this exciting time. In addition to offsite education programs, join us at The Bakken Museum for Science Studio in the West Winds mansion every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and receive an extra 6-month extension on all Bakken Memberships!

February 2019

This President's Day weekend, students will make their own 3D printed Bluetooth Speaker! Participants will design and 3D print the speaker cover as and solder together the electronic components inside.

Due to the sophistication of the circuitry and complex soldering, this class is recommended for students in 5th through 12th grades.

Program Outline:

  • Introductions and Overview
  • Introduction to 3d design with TinkerCAD
  • Design Time
  • Break
  • Circuit Assembly (while the 3d printers do their thing)


  • The Works Museum - 9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420



Sunday, February 16

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, February 17

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



This workshop will be led by guest instructor Jazmine Darden.

Jazmine  is a graduate from Dunwoody College of Technology where she now teaches Applications of 3D printing.



Each session costs $80 (or $72 for families with Household or Supporting Memberships), and class sizes are limited.


The Bakken offers income based scholarships to help provide access to its youth programs. Please visit the Youth Program Scholarships page for more information. 


You can register online with a credit card by clicking the desired session above and logging in to our registration system.

Or you can:

  • Complete your registration by phone at 612.926.3878.
  • Stop by the museum to complete a registration form and pay using cash, check or credit card.

Please note that submitting a registration form does not guarantee you a spot. You will receive an email when your registration is confirmed.

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