Drop in, Tinker on!

Drop in on Saturdays and join us for some hands-on, minds-on tinkering challenges in The Bakken’s student makerspace.  Join us and tinker for as long as you like (typical experience 30-45 minutes).  While the goal is simple, the possibilities are endless. 


Musical Computers

Computers can do more than just play games and do your homework! Use coding skills to create songs and play programmed instruments. Modify the code and customize your sound!


  • December 9th
    10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

  • December 16th
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

  • December 23rd
    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

  • December 30th
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Bing, Bang, Boing

This challenge requires you to bounce a marble off a series of trampolines into the target, making a satisfying “bing”, “bang”, and “boing” sounds along the way. This is a perfect way to learn about physics with some hands-on practice launching marbles through the air that won't ruin those decorative plates in your dining room.


  • Friday, November 24th
    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 25th
    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, November 26th
    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Recommended for Youth ages 7-15+



FREE with museum admission



No registration required, activities are available during the schedule times on a first come first serve basis

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