The Bakken is a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good.
The Bakken is a one-of-a-kind museum and educational organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good by helping people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism. Our unique interactive exhibits, a renowned collection of historical artifacts and books and hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs inspire learners of all ages to explore science as a creative, social endeavor. We emphasize a humanistic educational approach integrating science, history, literature and the arts.
With a broad range of activities and experiences, we deliver varied and engaging learning experiences to audiences which include: youth, their families, teachers, and community, as well as scientists, scholars, researchers, and artists around the country and the world. In 2012, our high quality programs provide more than 76,000 learning experiences both on- and off-site. Of these experiences, 46,485 were for students and teachers participating in our education programs.
The Bakken is a leader in providing innovative programs and support to improve STEM education. Thank for sharing in our mission of inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good.