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.
Add some spark to your Event!
Perfect for libraries, scout groups, science fairs, and other family or youth events outside of the school day, these customizable programs bring entertainment and education to all ages.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an event, please contact:
Rebecca Inver firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-926-3878 x250
Hosting a STEM event? You provide the volunteers, we’ll provide the activities!
Bakken educators will come to your event loaded with hands-on experiments, cool science demonstrations, engineering challenges, and simple STEM activities that participants can try. Your volunteers will receive training on how to facilitate these activities with event guests.
Schedule and fees:
3-4 Tables, 1 Bakken educator $125/hour + $50 set up fee
5-6 Tables, 1 Bakken educator $170/hour + $50 set up fee
7-10 Table, 2 Bakken educators $200/hour + $50 set up fee
STEM Event Additions:
15-30 minute Science Demonstration $100/hour
Assembly Performances (up to 300 people/show) $200/show
A La Carte Options
Science Table Activity $50/hour + $20 set up fee
For each table, we provide the educator and hands-on experiment or activity. We will work with you to find an age and theme appropriate table activity for your event.
Nanoscience Demonstration $120/hour
25 minutes per demo (2 per hour)
Magnet Demonstration $120/hour
10 minutes per demo (4 per hour)
Static Demonstration $120/hour
10 or 25 minutes per demo (2 or 4 per hour)
A Bakken instructor will lead the audience through a number of demonstrations where they will get to experience static electricity first hand. This engaging and energizing presentation gives everyone the opportunity to learn about electricity by recreating many of Ben Franklin's historical experiments, understanding how static works, and experiencing its effects, leaving participants excited to learn more about science.
Audience: Mixed age/Family, up to 120 people
Schedule and fees: 30 minute program: $120/first workshop, $60/additional workshop
60 minute program: $200/first workshop, $100/additional workshop
Shocking News About Your Heart
This fun-filled, educational, and interactive presentation is designed for both children and adults. The show uses audience participation and demonstrations as well as some wacky historical characters to teach the audience about the electrical nature of the body and the Chain of Survival, the steps to help someone suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
War of the Currents
Students will learn about electrical generation, transmission, and conservation through the story of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison and their historic debate over Alternating Current versus Direct Current told in an engaging and interactive way. This presentation empowers students to think about how they can help solve the energy challenges we face today.
Small Stuff, Big Deal
The nanoscale describes things in our universe that are very small, but just how small are we talking? And if these things are so small, why do we concern ourselves with them? Considered to be the cutting edge of STEM research today, nanoscience explores some very little things that may have a very big impact on our lives. Students will see and participate in exciting and surprising demonstrations and experiments that encourage them to consider both the power and the potential problems with this frontier of discovery.
Audience: Mixed Age/Family, up to 300 people (not recommended for very young audiences)
Schedule: 30 to 45 minute performance, flexible
Fees: $350/first performance, $200/additional performance on same day