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.


It's Alive!

Or is it? This fall our inventors will explore machines that are designed to be appear life like.

Fall 2018 DATES

Every Saturday* for 6 weeks:

  • November 3rd - December 15th

*No workshop on November 24th


Problem Solving

Details for winter 2019 coming in the fall. Watch this space for updates.

Winter 2019 DATES

Six Sessions - Saturdays*:

Dates for Winter 2019

February and March.


For 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders

  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For 6th, 7th, & 8th graders

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For 9th grade and up

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Personal Projects

Each session students will spend the full multiple weeks designing and building their own take home project with the guidance and support of STEM mentors.

Spring 2019 DATES

Six Saturdays:

  • April and May 2019

For 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For 6th, 7th, & 8th graders

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For 9th grade and up

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Each session costs $225 (or $203 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 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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