Memory Loss Programming

The Bakken Museum is proud to offer programming for people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss. Individuals diagnosed with a dementia-related illness are invited to visit the museum with their caregiver.

Events are held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Each session will include social time, snacks, learning, hands-on activities. Some sessions will include brief tours, sensory activities, and treasures from our vault/library.


2020  program dates and themes:

February 18 –The Month of Love: The Heart (will include artifacts from the vault)

March 17 – West Winds mansion: The History of Our House (will include a tour of the main floor)

April 21 – Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires (will include an artifact(s) from the vault)

May 19 – Mary Shelley and Her Monster (will include an artifact(s) from the vault/library)

June 16 – Plants as Medicine: Flora (& Fauna) at The Bakken – (will include a garden tour and an artifact(s) from the vault/library)

July 21 – The Brain (will include an artifact(s) from the vault/library)

August 18 – Electricity is Life - (will include an artifact(s) from the vault/library)

September 15 – Spirituality & Healing

October 20 – Theme TBD at The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

November 17 – Theme TBD at The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

December 15 – Theme TBD at The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting


Programming is free for participants. Registration for each session is required. To register, contact Bekki Burnette at burnette@thebakken.org or 612-926-3878, Ext 229.

The Bakken Museum is a member of the SPARK! Alliance, a foundation of museums, nature centers and cultural centers committed to the inception, development, facilitation and sustainability of cultural programs for people with memory loss and their caregivers.

Memory loss programming at The Bakken Museum is funded by a grant from the Neighborhood Health Connection through Allina Health.

MUSEUM HOURS

(January 4-June 2020)

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Sundays: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Second Sunday of Every Month LEARN MORE


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GETTING HERE

THE BAKKEN MUSEUM
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416

PARKING
Free parking is available both in the museum's lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street. The visitor entrance next to the parking lot is handicap accessible.

BUS & BIKE
We are located within walking distance of bus routes 6, 12, and 17. Schedules and route information are available at metrotransit.org.

The museum is conveniently located adjacent to the chain of lakes bike path. We now have a Nice Ride bike sharing station next to the museum at the corner of West 36th Street and Lake Calhoun Parkway. For more information about this program (available April - November), please visit niceridemn.org.

Visitors riding their own bikes can find bike parking near our 36th Street visitor entrance.

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