A one-of-a-kind museum exploring the mysteries of our electrical world.
The Bakken Museum was founded in 1975 by Earl Bakken, a Minneapolis native who discovered his passion for science at an early age.
The Bakken’s 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.