Limited Income Discount

We believe the world is made better when everyone has the opportunity to explore the intersections of science, technology, and humanities. To ensure access for everyone, The Bakken Museum offers Limited Income Discounts.

Museum admission: $1

To qualify: You must be enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, SNAP, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.

Present one of the following documents at the museum box office:

  • EBT card
  • Medical assistance card (includes MinnesotaCare)
  • Section 8 document
  • WIC folder or card
  • Supplemental Security Income verification
  • Social Security Disability Benefits verification
  • Free/reduced school meal approval
  • RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance)
  • General Assistance verification

(January 4-June 2020)

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Sundays: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Second Sunday of Every Month LEARN MORE

Holiday Closures

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


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.

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The Bakken Museum participates
in the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

The Bakken Museum is a Blue Star Museum.

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