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The Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Twin Cities Treasure!

I can't believe I have lived in the Twin Cities most of my life and had not been here before. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shyla2099
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Unique Museum and Great Venue for Special Events

Unique museum with interactive displays for children and adults. Some special exhibits. Learn... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Nancy G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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+1 612-926-3878
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe I have lived in the Twin Cities most of my life and had not been here before. My 10 year old son LOVED it! Impressive architecture, great history of the Twin Cities in addition to the hands-on science. We were there on...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Unique museum with interactive displays for children and adults. Some special exhibits. Learn about electricity and electrically stimulating medical devices like pacemakers. A great venue to hold a special event. The staff was wonderful and very helpful to make our event an enjoyable success. Our...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Went on a school field trip with 4th graders. Great experience! We spent part of our morning in a classroom learning about electricity--a little history, then some experiments--which the kids loved. Then we spent some time in the museum learning about its founder and the...More

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your visit! We are glad to hear you had a good time, we hope you visit again!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Our son is an electrical engineer and loved this place. It has lots and lots of hands-on machines that were fun even for us adults. I would love to return in the summertime to walk all the gardens. A good activity for anyone on a...More

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you back in the summer for a walk on the green roof or a stroll through the garden!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Located near Lake Harriett, you will have fun at this museum focused on the founder of Medtronic and his love for electricity. It is a very cool museum! Check it out!

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by, Jarrod! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

My 11-year olds have been to this museum several times, and love it every time! The museum is tucked into a little neighborhood in a beautiful old home near Lake Calhoun. The home is gorgeous, and the museum is fun and educational for kids. There...More

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for your visit, we're glad you got to spend some time reading in the reading nook!

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this amazing museum hidden quietly within a neighborhood by the lake. The entrance was intriguing and very well kept. I was welcomed by the most friendliest lady at the front desk who was excited to give me a brief description of who Mr....More

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for visiting, and we're glad you had a great experience!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a little gem of a museum entirely devoted to the wonders of electricity. Very interactive, great for elementary and middle-school kids and inquisitive adults. The volunteers working the static electricity attractions on the second floor are excellent (thank you, Mr. Wonderful!). Highly recommended...More

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Noel C, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

We are big fans of both nerds and non-nerds, thank you for visiting (and for the electricity pun)!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We visited with five children between the ages of 7 and 12, and they all enjoyed learning about electricity in this small gem of a museum. The wonderful volunteers make this museum come alive. We started in the back room on the upper floor to...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Located in an elegant mansion this museum of electrical surprises really does have something for everyone with lots to do and see.

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Yes it’s best to check the website for hours. Enjoy!
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