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. No prior experience with computer programming or robots needed. Programs occur on four consecutive Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring.

Temporary Location - The Works Museum

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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!



Explore the fundamentals for building and program basic LEGO NXT robots. Build a robot from a common template and customize it's look and operation. Learn to control robots with simple and then more complex code.

DATE: Four Saturdays in 2020 // February 29 & March 7, 14, 21
TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Works Museum // 9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420


Explore how robots can be used to explore other worlds. We will build basic rovers that will be programmed to complete specific missions. Students decide which missions to undertake and customize their rover and program the code of their LEGO EV3 robots complete it successfully.

DATE: Four Saturdays in 2020 // February 29 & March 7, 14, 21
TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Works Museum // 9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420



We are partnering with the Works Museum for some special programming!

This workshop is being held at the Works Museum at 9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420.


Each session costs $145 (or $131 for families with a Household or Supporting Membership, Works members get a discount too)


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 pdf registration form does not guarantee you a spot. We will send you an email to confirm your registration. 

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