The Bakken Museum Reopening Exhibits January 12

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Following changes in COVID-19 restrictions by state leadership, The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis has announced that they will reopen exhibits to the public on Tuesday, January 12.

The cost of museum admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $8 for students (with ID), $6 for children (ages 4-17), free for children 3 and under, and free for members of The Bakken Museum. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. Tickets can be purchased online at thebakken.org/tickets.

“We’re excited to welcome visitors back to The Bakken Museum with careful health and safety measures in place,” said The Bakken Museum Vice President of Programs and Operations, Joe Imholte. “STEM literacy has, perhaps, never mattered as much as it does now. As a museum focused on innovation and inspiration, we invite guests to explore STEM concepts and ask questions in a fun and welcoming environment.”

Safety precautions and guidelines at the museum include:

  • all museum admission requires a reserved arrival time. Tickets can be purchased online in advance;
  • the museum’s heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) has been adjusted to increase the percentage of outdoor air throughout our facility;
  • handwashing and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum;
  • face coverings are required for all guests over age two;
  • high touch areas are being cleaned frequently;
  • room layouts have been altered to ensure social distancing;
  • anyone experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other known symptom of covid-19, are asked not to visit the museum.

Complete safety information can be found in the museum’s COVID-19 Guidelines and Preparedness Plan. Images of The Bakken Museum’s exhibits and the museum’s logo are available to download at thebakken.org/press-kit.



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. Located in Minneapolis, the museum features a world-renowned collection of artifacts, exceptional education programs, exhibits exploring the wonders of invention, plant medicine, technology, and science, and the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit thebakken.org. Find @thebakkenmusem on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



Laura Whittet
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
C: 651-242-0779

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