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The Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Very interesting and interactive

I really liked this museum! It's smaller than other museums but very interesting and interactive. I... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
via mobile
great kids museum and wedding venue

My partner and I were married in the medicinal garden. What a great setting with fine service by... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2015
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
+1 612-926-3878
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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this museum! It's smaller than other museums but very interesting and interactive. I had fun visiting when my husband went there with a friend. The house itself has some unique features. Don't forget to watch the Frankenstein show. It got me!

Thank lionjen
Reviewed August 8, 2015

My partner and I were married in the medicinal garden. What a great setting with fine service by the staff

Thank Rolfster
Reviewed July 20, 2015

A surprisingly interesting museum especially for science nerds like our group who stopped here while visiting family in town. It is a beautiful mansion that hosts this electric & medical device themed exhibition. Lots of hands on fun and history - it is a shocking...More

3  Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed July 14, 2015

So many interactive exhibits, all centered around a fascination with electricity. From Frankenstein to Ben Franklin visitors learn all-about-it. As we left I commented to the docent that this is a perfect place for a nine year old boy! It'll keep him (and grownups) going...More

1  Thank cke3
Reviewed July 11, 2015

For a volunteer run museum this is excellent with many interactive exhibits - you can measure your heart beat as well as having a competition to see who is most relaxed! Again, make sure you allow plenty of time!

1  Thank John M
Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and grandchildren were able to interact about science as we walked through this museum. I knew nothing about the history of this family so was pleased to be taken there.

2  Thank Traveler66606
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to take your kids. (and "adult" engineers) There's lots of hands-on science and history to see and there seem to be additional activities for kids. The gift shop has fun science stuff to pick up as well.

Thank funkytut
Reviewed June 30, 2015

So well done. Lots of interactive exhibits for children, lots of information for adults. Always fun and interesting.

Thank LB6Travel
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum is full of interactive equipment as well as the offerings of class type labs where experimentation or projects are fun and interesting.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We found the museum on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed it and so did our ten and thirteen year old boys. The Frankenstein exhibit is fun and so are the experiences along the...More

1  Thank Steph S
Noel C, Manager at The Bakken Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Steph, we are glad you found the museum to be so much fun! We have a new exhibit all about Mary Shelley that's worth checking out, we hope you return!

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