Activities & Resources
Bakken Museum & Library552in Minneapolis, MN 55416
about Bakken Museum & Library:
The Bakken - an independent, nonprofit educational institution - hosts many hands-on learning events and exhibitions throughout the year, including weekly Family Science Saturdays and multi-session Saturday classes for budding inventors.
Its small museum store carries a bright and shiny array of unique toys and games. Mini-scientists are sure gravitate toward the wide selection of home experiment kits.
Parties: Available during Family Science Saturdays for $100, which includes use of kitchen space and a 2.5-hour room rental (10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm). Other party options are available for up to 30 people and include a private party room, host, and hands-on activities. Call 612.926.3878, ext. 200, well in advance to book.
Summer Camps: Offered weekly from late-June through August for ages seven through 14, with the largest selection of programming for kids entering grades four to six. Co-ed and girls-only options are sometimes offered as well. Expect to pay about $150/week (half-day) to $275/week (full-day); scholarships are available for those who qualify.