Open Eye Theatre and The Bakken Museum

Liz Howl’s BUG GIRL On the Rooftop at The Bakken Museum, October 15-24 (Minneapolis, MN) September 24, 2020 – Open Eye Theatre and The Bakken Museum announce a six-night run of Liz Howl’s shadow puppet show BUG GIRL. Performed on The Bakken Museum’s spacious green roof, this large format shadow puppet

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Spark Exhibit Opening at The Bakken Museum October 9

New exhibit utilizes renovated spaces to explore the innovation process MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Inspiration and innovation are cornerstones of our human experience. Together they form a cycle of discovery that people use to shape the world. This cycle begins with a spark. A spark can be anything that transforms someone

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Rightfully Hers at The Bakken Museum

Pop-up exhibition from the National Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Today, The Bakken Museum began hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains

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The Bakken Museum’s Renovated Spaces Open to the Public July 16

Major renovation offers enhanced amenities, outdoor exploration MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – After seven months of construction, The Bakken Museum will open a newly renovated spaces to the public on Thursday, July 16. The renovation is the museum’s first since a 12,000 square foot addition was added in 1998. Working with RSP

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The Bakken Museum reopening to the public on June 20

Visitors are invited to pack a picnic and enjoy the museum’s rooftop lawn and three acres of gardens MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum will reopen to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, June 20, after a 14-week closure to help the community

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A Message from The Bakken Museum Following the Killing of George Floyd

Bakken Museum Members and Supporters, We mourn the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and the many, many other people who have suffered, and who continue to suffer, as a result of the deeply embedded inequities in our city, our state, and our country. We know

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3M launches ‘Science at Home’ to help close distance learning gap

More than one billion students across the globe had their education disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including 55 million students in the US. Around the world, the virus has forced the closure of public and private schools, leaving educators scrambling to adapt to new forms of distance learning. To help school systems,

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The Bakken Museum releases digital learning tools for families, educators

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Today, The Bakken Museum released digital learning resources for parents to use at home and for teachers to use in their distance learning curriculum. The Bakken Museum’s education programs encourage curious minds to engage with science and innovation through interactive experiences. Online programming for families includes design

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The Bakken Museum response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Due to concerns around COVID-19, The Bakken Museum is temporarily closed to the public. The safety of our employees, visitors, and program participants is a top priority. We reject the xenophobia that has arisen in the discourse around COVID-19 and will act on the fact-based recommendations from the Center for

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Temporary Location - The Works Museum

The Bakken, Works Museums Partner to Offer Hands-On STEM Programming

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis) and the Works Museum (Bloomington) have announced a partnership to offer hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. While the lower level of The Bakken Museum is under construction in the first half of 2020, Bakken Museum educators, tools, and exhibits will

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