Programs at The Bakken Museum
Classes, outreach, camps, and field trips
- Whether you have a Sunday afternoon or a whole summer to spend, there's plenty to wrap your brain around.
- If you can think it, you can make it! Create robots, hone your skills, or just drop in and tinker — the choice is yours!
- Explore the intersections of science, technology, engineering and math with engaging assembly programs or field trip experiences
- Youth Workshops offer interactive learning opportunities that will leave a lasting impression!
Youth & Family Programs
SCHOOL DAY ENRICHMENT
BAKKEN MUSEUM CLUBHOUSE
Challenging times call for creative solutions. Introducing The Bakken Clubhouse, a fun and social way for students to get supplemental schoolwork support and interaction during distance learning, while also engaging in STEM-themed activities. The Bakken Museum aims to support students and families on their learning journey, whatever the path may go.
Students enrolled in remote learning programs with their school come to the museum for academic support, engaging science activities, and some good old (physically distanced) fun and games.
- Cohorts is limited to 10 or fewer students and 2 educators
- Each cohort meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 day a week for 5 weeks
- Program is available for grades 3-8
FOR TEACHERSSome of The Bakken Museum’s most popular education programs are now available as digital interactives! These online versions of shows and workshops are perfectly tailored to various distance learning formats. CHECK IT OUT
FOR PARENTS & KIDSSee how magnets work, try a design challenge, and learn about the history of science fiction. The Bakken Museum's digital learning content provides lots of ways to engage with innovation wherever you are! CHECK IT OUT
Assemblies & Residencies
Your chance to experience the drama of science AND theater in your gym, auditorium or cafeteria. Perfect for libraries, scout groups, science fairs, and other family or youth events outside of the school day too!View Current Offerings
STEM Inspiration Stations
These hands-on STEM activities are designed to ignite your imagination and rolled up into perfect packages for your event. Ideal for family nights, libraries, and other events outside of the school days.Check out current offerings
Everyone on the Bus!
During each field trip, students explore the connections between history, science and engineering through The Bakken Museum’s interactive galleries. Students learn that they are part of science by finding a connection with the artifacts, experiments, scientists and inventors highlighted in the museum. In addition to guided tours, The Bakken Museum offers a variety of activities during your field trip. Each workshop is specially designed to meet your grade level needs.
2020-2021 Field Trip registration now open!
All workshops and tours support Academic Science Standards.
During Camp Innovation at The Bakken Museum, students design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games.
WONDER, TRY, DISCOVER, SHARE!
Week-long summer camps run from June into September for students entering grades 4-9.
Students meet other young women interested in science, technology, math, and science!