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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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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The Bakken Museum Announces Renovation to Begin in 2020, Releases Virtual Reality Renderings

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum President & CEO Michael Sanders has revealed renovation plans for the lower level of the museum, including some exhibit spaces, the classrooms, lobby, store, and entrance to begin in January 2020. Construction will improve visitor flow and increase engagement through enhanced programming and exhibit

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The Bakken Museum to Unveil Renovation Plans at Bakken to the Future Event

The November 16 Bakken to the Future event will Showcase the Best of the Bakken Programs plus 2020 3D Renovation Renderings MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – On Saturday, November 16, 2019, The Bakken Museum will host Bakken to the Future, an event showcasing the best of the museum’s exhibits, education programs, and

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The Bakken Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate

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Bakken Museum exhibit gives new perspective on prosthetic technology

Fox 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul news | KMSP (August 20, 2019) – The Bakken Museum is highlighting prosthetic technology in a new exhibit that aims to educate visitors, especially children, about assisted devices and the people who wear them. The Personal Prostheses exhibit is part of a larger exhibit called Designing for Life, which

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The Bakken Museum Partnering with 9 Local Breweries, Cideries for 21+ Event

Contact: Laura Whittet Associate Director of Communications O: 612-926-3878 ext. 227 C: 651-242-0779 The Bakken Museum’s August 15 event to bring together Twin Cities’ top breweries for beer and science event MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Join The Bakken Museum on August 15 for an evening of revelry and exploration (dancing optional). Hear

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The Bakken Museum Hosting Inaugural Education Expo on August 3

Contact: Laura Whittet Associate Director of Communications O: 612-926-3878 ext. 227 C: 651-242-0779 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum will be hosting their inaugural Education Expo from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. The event, which is free to educators, will give teachers and community partners a

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