Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine


3537 ZENITH AVE SMINNEAPOLIS, MN 55416 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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 Bakken Museum offers a wide variety of opportunities for the public to engage with the museum, including workshops, additional weekend programming, family and adult special events, summer camps, outreach programs, field trips, guided tours, and more. Each program is supported by both Bakken staff and volunteers.

The museum is Minnesota’s only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden.

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