SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Bakken Museum educators travel all over Minnesota to bring exciting science experiences directly to you. The Bakken Museum’s education programs encourage curious minds to explore interactive programs and experiences designed to inspire engagement with science and innovation. The museum provides over 1,250 programs to over 44,700 individuals each year. See how you can get involved!

Workshops

A BEE’S CODE

Ages: 4-7 | Program Length: 45 minutes | Delivery Options: prerecorded or in-person*

Pricing:
Prerecorded: $100 for 4 classes and $25 for each additional class
In-person: $200 for the first class, $100 for each additional on the same day

Bobby B. is a very busy honey bee who has a lot to do and needs some help! This whimsical and very hands-on program is not only a fun way to learn about how important bees are to us as pollinators but also a great introduction to concepts in coding, measurement, and creative problem solving as a group, laying the important groundwork for more complicated STEM concepts students will encounter in their future learning.

MINI MAGNETS

Ages: 5-8 | Program Length: 30 minutes | Delivery Options: in-person*

Pricing:
$120 for the first class, $60 for each additional on the same day

While designed for students who are just beginning their exploration of magnetism, this program can be interesting and fun for any students working to discover what magnets have to offer. Our educator will take students through concepts such as attract & repel and magnetic poles using experiments, games, and demonstrations sure to pull all types of learners into the fun.

SCIENCE OF SOUND

Ages: 3-6 | Program Length: 30 minutes | Delivery Options: in-person* or livestream** with kits of materials

Pricing:
In-Person: $120 for the first class, $60 for each additional on the same day, plus materials cost
Livestream: $100 for the first class, $50 for each additional on the same day, plus materials cost

Buzz, bang, pop, and sizzle! Students will learn about sound waves, how those waves are created, and how they change! This interactive workshop will use music and hands-on learning to entertain and educate little ones about the science of sound.

COLOR CHEMISTRY

Ages: 8-12 | Program Length: 45 minutes | Delivery Options: in-person* or livestream** with kit of materials

Pricing:
In-person: $200 for the first class and $100 for each additional on the same day
Livestream: $150 for the first class and $100 for each additional on the same day, plus materials cost

Explore the intersection of art and science by learning about natural colorants and the chemical property of pH. Consider color in a new way by exploring how science can influence our artistic side. Participants produce their own palette of colors from two different natural sources which they can use to paint their own watercolor masterpiece.

ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS

SMALL STUFF, BIG DEAL

Ages: 5-13 | Delivery Options: options: prerecorded***

Pricing:
$150/ 4 classes, $25 for each additional class

Considered to be the cutting edge of STEM research today, nanoscience explores some very little things that may have a very big impact on our lives. Engaging topics such as surface area, chemical reactions, and measurement, this funny, fast, and fiery show will invite students to explore how things behave differently when they are small.

WAR OF THE CURRENTS

Ages: 5-13 | Delivery Options: prerecorded***

Pricing:
$150 for 4 classes, $25 for each additional class

Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and the story of their feud provide a gateway into learning about the science, engineering, and history of electricity and how we generate it. This show engages students in thinking about this tricky topic through interactive storytelling, humor, and some very exciting demonstrations, including a finale that will leave students feeling energized about science.

FINDING FRANKENSTEIN

Ages: 13+ | Delivery Options: livestream**

Pricing:
$150 for the first class and $100 for each additional on the same day

What led the mother of science fiction to write the novel, Frankenstein at the age of 18? Learn about the science and culture of the early 1800s from Mary Shelley herself in an interactive performance--perfect for classes reading the novel Frankenstein, exploring the history of science and electricity, or those seeking a discussion of science in society in the past, present, or the future.

DETAILS

*In-person programs will be conducted outside – we will work with you to coordinate a suitable outdoor learning environment.

**Livestreaming: Participants get their hands-on kits of materials as a Bakken educator teaches and works through activities synchronously. Kits will be delivered to your site for pick-up/distribution about one week before the scheduled workshop.

***Prerecorded workshops or shows can be accessed for one week through a unique link we will provide to you. Access for a longer timeframe can be negotiated.


MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKING

For more information, please contact The Bakken Museum’s Outreach Programs Manager, Siri Hellerman, at hellerman@thebakken.org.

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