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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 features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden.


LEGO Minifigure Hide & Seek

Not every inspiring innovator makes it into textbooks. The Bakken Museum is highlighting lesser-known scientists, innovators, and explorers through the LEGO Minifigure Challenge. Now through June 21, LEGO Minifigures will be hidden throughout the museum. Find all 10 of them and learn about these unique individuals and their contributions to science, technology, engineering, math, and the humanities.

Museum Calendar


PLEASE NOTE: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has closed sections of Bde Maka Ska to motor vehicles through the end of June.

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Free parking is available in the museum's surface lot on Zenith Avenue South.

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 Bde Maka Ska Parkway. For more information about this program (available April - November), please visit niceridemn.org.


Monday  Closed
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday  Closed
Thursday  Closed
Friday  Closed
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  Closed


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

Admission Prices

General Admission$5.00
Children 3 and underFree
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Museum Store


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.

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