Visit 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 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.  

WHAT'S NEXT?

Don’t miss your last chance to see The Bakken Museum’s current exhibits before they change! Learn about the challenges and successes of innovators in Minnesota Made, power the Foshay Tower and complete circuits in Electropolis, and meet comic book characters in Spark of Life.

The Bakken Museum is open regular hours until Sunday, December 29.

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MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHTER

The Bakken Museum is accepting toy donations for Toys for Tots. Receive $1 off admission to The Bakken Museum with your donation! One discount per person, per toy.

CREATE A POP-UP GREETING CARD

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare cares for patients who have some of the most complex, rare, and traumatic conditions in pediatric medicine. You can help support patients and their families by sending messages of kindness. Use the tools in Paper Engineering to make a unique pop-up greeting card for a patient at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

DISCOUNTS IN THE BAKKEN SHOP

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? The Bakken Museum has something for all of the most interesting people in your life. Enjoy discounts and special giveaways throughout the end of the year!

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GETTING HERE

THE BAKKEN MUSEUM
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416

PARKING
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.

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Accessibility & Amenities

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Sundays: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Second Sunday of Every Month LEARN MORE


Holiday Closures

New Years Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults $10.00
Seniors$8.00
Young People 13-24$8.00
Children 4-12$5.00
Children 3 and underFree
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Things to see & do

Museum Store

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.

The Bakken Museum participates
in the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

The Bakken Museum is a Blue Star Museum.

The Bakken Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

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