Small Stuff, Big Deal on TPT Twin Cities Hands on Science

Educators from The Bakken Museum stopped by Twin Cities PBS Hands-On Science to explore how the tiniest things can have a large impact on our lives. During the segment, students interact with chemical reactions, measurements and explore surface area to learn about nanoscience.  The full segment is available on the

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The Bakken Museum Accepting Donations in Honor of Earl

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

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The Bakken Museum Honors Founder at Time of Passing

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

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Women in Science on FOX 9’s The Buzz

We had a great time talking about Discovery Days: Women in Science this morning with the folks on Fox 9's The Buzz. Check out the segment and join us for a day of hands-on fun this Saturday at The Bakken Museum! 

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Mary Shelley and The Monster on KARE 11

Mary Shelley and her monster were interviewed on KARE 11’s Breaking the News in advance of the museum’s 200th Anniversary celebration of the publication of the novel Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus.

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Bakken Museum on MPR Friday Roundtable

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,

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New Ulm Performance of War of the Currents

War of the Currents in New Ulm

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/

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Brains On! Podcast: Electricity

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!

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Kid Connection Feature: Jayden at The Bakken Museum

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

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Spooky Science on FOX 9

Thank you to Fox 9‘s The Jason Show for stopping by earlier this week to do some Spooky Science with us! Discovery Days: Spooky Science is this Saturday, come in costume and get $2 off admission.

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