LEGO Robotics

Build, Program, Test, Repeat!

The Bakken Museum's LEGO Robotics Program gives kids ages 8 through 12 the opportunity to embark on an adventurous challenge to build and program LEGO robots to complete a series of tasks. No prior experience with computer programming or robots needed.  Programs occur on four consecutive Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring.


Intro to Robotics   Robotics Challenges

Intro to Robotics


Robotic Challenges

Learn the basics of building and programming a LEGO robot. In this four week program we will work with a partner to build a robot with LEGO, learn different ways to make that robot move and teach our robotics to do some neat tricks like get through a maze or react to its environment. 



Invent and engineer robots around a central theme. You will need to be creative to solve these challenges. Each student will  design, build, and program a robot to address the theme based challenges. On the last day they will get to proudly show off their work for friends and family.


Check out our blog to see what we have done in recent sessions.

---- Dates ----

   Fall 2016

October 15, 2016 - November 5, 2016

   Winter 2017

February 11 - March 4

   Spring 2017

April 15 - May 6


---- Times ----

   Intro to Robotics

 10:00am - 12noon

             Recommended for students in 3rd and 4th grades



   Robotic Challenges

 1:30pm - 4:00pm

          Recommended for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades




Each session costs $150 (or $135 for families with a Household or Supporting Membership)



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.
  • Stop by the museum to fill out a registration form and pay with a credit card, cash or check. 

Please note that completing a registration form does not guarantee you a spot. We will send you an email to confirm your registration.