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. A beautiful Gothic and Tudor Revival-style mansion, unique artifact and book collections, seasonal medicinal gardens, dynamic exhibits, and rich education experiences - we've got something for everyone!

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.

Holiday Closures

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

Museum Store

Shop our unique selection of books, apparel, educational games and toys! Museum members receive 10% off all store purchases. Please visit our membership page to learn more.


With questions, please call us at 651-926-3878 or submit a contact form online.

Admission Prices

Adults $10.00
Young People 13-24$8.00
Children 4-12$5.00
Children 3 and underFree
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End of Year Donation Drives

Throughout November and December, The Bakken Museum will be partnering with organizations that are making the world a better place.

Help us support these programs by making a donation and receive $2.00 off of admission to the museum!

November 23 - 25, Blue Cooler
What to donate? New or slightly used winter gear for adults: hats, gloves, mittens, jackets, scarves

November 30 - December 2, Joyce Uptown Food Shelf
What to donate? Non-perishable food items

December 7 - 9, Tubman
What to donate? New personal care items: body wash, lotion, bath towels, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste

December 14 -16, Toys for Tots
What to donate? New, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages

December 21 - 23, Groveland Food Shelf
What to donate? Non-perishable food items

December 28 - 30, Simpson Housing Service
What to donate? New personal care items: body wash, lotion, bath towels, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste


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.

We are located within walking distance of bus routes 6, 12, and 17. Schedules and route information are available at

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

Visitors riding their own bikes can find bike parking near our 36th Street visitor entrance.


Things to see & do

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Private Events

Book Your Private Event with Us

Steeped in turn of the century ambiance, surrounded by meticulously kept gardens, and boasting an array of carefully curated exhibits, our distinct event spaces are the ideal venue for your next personal or corporate function. From intimate, garden-side weddings, to corporate meetings, employee retreats, and social functions, The Bakken Museum stands uniquely poised to make any event, big or small, an outstanding occasion.

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