Contact: Laura Whittet
Associate Director of Communications
O: 612-926-3878 ext. 227
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 chance to sample the museum’s assemblies, residencies, workshops, STEM events, and exhibits.
The Bakken Museum’s outreach team encourages curious minds to explore interactive programs and experiences designed to inspire engagement with science and innovation. Last year, the museum provided 433 outreach programs to 43,900 students throughout Minnesota.
“The Bakken Museum’s education and outreach programs engage students in the innovation process and inspire youth to see themselves as future leaders in STEM,” said The Bakken Museum Associate Director of Education Anika Taylor. “During the Education Expo, we hope to reach new schools, libraries, and community centers to provide learning experiences to an even broader and more diverse range of students throughout Minnesota.”
Programs are designed by age group ranging from 2 years to adult STEM events and vary in time from 30 minute programs to five-day residencies. From helping high school students investigate the science and culture of the early 1800’s that lead Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein, to Pre-K explorers’ first experience with coding, the museum has a program to fit a range of interests and curriculum requirements.
The museum and Ed Exposition activities will be open to the public for general admission prices. Educators must present a valid ID badge and provide email address to receive free admission.
A link to RSVP The Bakken Museum Education Expo is available online.
More information about The Bakken Museum’s outreach programs can be found online.
Images, logos, and program information available to download.
The Bakken Museum
The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology and the humanities to make the world a better place. The museum is Minnesota’s only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit thebakken.org or call 612-926-3878.