Inventors Club

Make Something!

Inventors Club is a six week program for girls and boys to become inventors. Students make a project using the tools and materials from The Bakken’s student workshop, guided by mentors and Bakken educators. Students gain hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math while creating their individual projects. Each session has a unique theme to spark the imagination. Programs occur on six consecutive Saturdays during the fall, winter, and spring.

Interested in past Inventors Clubs? Check out our workshop blog to see what we have been doing in our programs!


Check out some of the Young Inventors featured in our Gadgetorium exhibit



Fall 2016

Saturdays, October 1-November 5


Learn to control motors in fun new ways and make an Unuseless invention. 

Winter 2017

Saturdays, January 28 - March 4


Experiment with Robotics and help build a robot petting zoo.

Spring 2017

Saturdays, April 1 - May 6


Explore Wearable Tech and customize you look with lights and sensors.




9-11 years old

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


12-14 years old

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


15+ years old

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Each session costs $200 (or $180 for families with Household or Supporting Memberships), 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 logging into our registration system. 

Or you can:

  • Mail a completed registration form with a check
  • 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. We will send you an email to confirm your registration. 

Register Today!