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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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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