Visit The Bakken Museum
Be a museum curator!
Not every inspiring innovator makes it into textbooks. Submit your favorite lesser-known innovator, scientist, or explorer to be part of The Bakken Museum’s LEGO Minifigure challenge. Winning submissions will be exhibited at the museum along with information about the contributions of the individual.
THE BAKKEN MUSEUM
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Free parking is available both in the museum's lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street. The visitor entrance next to the parking lot is handicap accessible.
BUS & BIKE
We are located within walking distance of bus routes 6, 12, and 17. Schedules and route information are available at metrotransit.org.
The museum is conveniently located adjacent to the chain of lakes bike path. We now have a Nice Ride bike sharing station next to the museum at the corner of West 36th Street and Lake Calhoun Parkway. For more information about this program (available April - November), please visit niceridemn.org.
Visitors riding their own bikes can find bike parking near our 36th Street visitor entrance.
Things to see & do
UNIQUE GIFTS TO GIVE OR KEEP
Shop our selection of books, apparel, educational games and toys! Museum members receive special discounts on all store purchases. Learn more
Dreaming on With Earl Bakken
Published by The Bakken Museum, Dreaming On With Earl Bakken is a book of stories told by and about the remarkable man. It includes over 200 images and stories from those close to Earl. To order a copy, please contact us.