Earl Bakken passed away on Sunday, October 22. Earl passed at the age of 94 in his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. When Earl Bakken was eight years old he saw the movie Frankenstein at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights. Earl was fascinated and inspired by the
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Bakken Museum founder Earl Bakken passed away on Sunday, October 22. Earl passed at the age of 94 in his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. “Earl Bakken was a remarkable man,” said The Bakken Museum Executive Director Michael Sanders. “He proudly described himself as
MPR News with Kerri Miller recorded a Friday Roundtable discussion on 200 years on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a panel of guests that includes The Bakken Museum’s own Juliet Burba. If you think of “Frankenstein” as B-movie horror kitsch, you’re missing so much. It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley,
Bakken Museum educators Siri Hellerman and Nathan Meyer presented the basics of electricity and the schism between inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla at Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm, Minnesota. Read the full article at the New Ulm Journal below: http://www.nujournal.com/news/local-news/2017/12/06/war-of-the-currents/
The Bakken Museum is featured on a series of episodes of the kids science podcast Brains On! from American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio. Hear Bakken educators and volunteers share stories of the nature of electricity, static parties, and what happens when you rub amber with sheep’s wool. Shocking!
Meet Jayden, a smart young man looking for a loving family. Watch his recent visit, and learn more about Jayden and his interest in robotics and coding in this great Twin Cities Live Kid Connection segment. Watch the video here: http://twincitieslive.com/article/stories/s4678063.shtml
US News and World Report named The Bakken Museum one of Minneapolis’ best “off-the-beaten-path” sites in the Twin Cities, alongside Harriet Island Regional Park and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Read more here: https://travel.usnews.com/features/8-off-the-beaten-path-attractions-to-visit-in-minneapolis-locals-picks