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 can build almost anything they can dream up. Students gain hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math while creating their own individual projects. Each session has a unique theme to spark the imagination. Programs occur on six mostly consecutive Saturdays during the fall, winter, and spring.

Excuse our DustTemporary Location - The Works Museum

We'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!

Winter at The Works Museum

Explorers

Explore the intersection of art and science, students will explore creative ways to solve personal problems by building their own invention.

Winter 2020 DATES

Six Saturdays:

  • February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, & 21

For 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders

  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Inventors

Explore the intersection of art and science, students will explore creative ways to solve personal problems by building their own invention.

Winter 2020 DATES

Six Saturdays:

  • February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, & 21

For 6th grade and older

  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Details

Price

Each session costs $225 (or $203 for families with Household or Supporting Memberships), class sizes are limited.

Scholarships

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

Registration

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

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