LEGO Robotics

Build, Program, Test, Repeat!

The Bakken Museum's LEGO Robotics Program gives kids ages 8 through 12 the opportunity to embark on an adventurous challenge to build and program LEGO robots to complete a series of tasks. No prior experience with computer programming or robots needed.  Programs occur on four consecutive Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring.


Intro to Robotics   Robotics Challenges
Intro to Robotics   Robotic Challenges

Learn the basics of building and programming a LEGO robot. In this four week program we will work with a partner to build a robot with LEGO, learn different ways to make that robot move and teach our robotics to do some neat tricks like get through a maze or react to its environment. 


Invent and engineer robots around a central theme. You will need to be creative to solve these challenges. Each student will  design, build, and program a robot to address the theme based challenges. On the last day they will get to proudly show off their work for friends and family.


Check out our blog to see what we have done in recent sessions.


Fall 2014


September 20, 2014 -  
October 11, 2014

November 1, 2014 -
November 22, 2014




Winter 2015

February 14, 2015 - 
March 7, 2015


Full for Winter
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Spring 2015

April 25, 2015 - 
May 16, 2015


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Intro to Robotics

8 - 9 year olds


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Robotic Challenges

10 - 12 year olds


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Each session costs $125 (or $113 for members)



The Bakken offers income based scholarships to help provide access to its youth programs. Please visit the Youth Program Scholarships page for more information. 


You can register online with a credit card, by logging into our registration system. 

Or you can:

  • Mail a completed registration form with a check.
  • Stop by the museum to fill out a registration form and pay with a credit card, cash or check. 

Please note that completing a registration form does not guarantee you a spot. We will send you an email to confirm your registration. 


Saturday, November 1 - 22