Children's Parties at The Bakken Museum

Bakken Birthday Parties

Add some SPARK to your child’s next birthday celebration by hosting their party at The Bakken Museum! Party patrons will enjoy full access to all of The Bakken’s great exhibits, such as our newly installed Electropolis! exhibit, our Cabinet of Curiosities, and our popular Frankenstein exhibit.  

All Birthday Celebrations Include the Following

  • A private party room for 2 hours of use: Includes tables, chairs, and set-up/clean-up.
  • A 30 minute, docent-led museum exploration. Must be requested and arranged for in advance.
  • Science Studio participation for your entire group, led by our experienced education staff.
  • Admission for all attendees.
  • Full access to our distinct outdoor spaces, for sunshine and exploration.

Testimonials from our Guests:

"Thank you so very much for hosting Avery's party this past Saturday! I was so impressed with the organization and activities and response to my last minute request. The kids at the party had an amazing time and couldn't believe 2 hours had passed when their parents returned. My daughter, in particular, would have stayed all day if the museum had stayed open longer. We are so fortunate to have such a gem in the neighborhood, and we will be regular visitors (and campers) now that we know you are there and know how wonderful you are. Thank you, truly, for everything! "

Event Patron’s Provide

  • Food and beverages.
  • Paper plates, flatware, cups, and napkins.
  • Decorations (With advanced approval. No confetti or latex balloons, please).
  • A camera for taking fun photos of the kids in the Electricity Static Party Room.

Base Pricing

  • $250 for up to 10 kids and 2 adults: Franklin Room.
  • $300 for 11-15 kids and 3 adults. $7 for each additional child or adult beyond 18 total participants: Galvani Classroom.

General Guidelines

  • Parties are recommended for ages 5-13.
  • Note that our interactive Frankenstein exhibit is recommended for children 8 and up. Younger children may participate at their adult’s discretion.
  • Maximum party size is 25 participants, including children and adult chaperones.
  • We recommend 1 adult for every 4-5 children present.
  • Parties may be held from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on certain school release days. These timeframes enable guests to fully explore the museum outside of their reserved room time.

To schedule, please contact Chris Lundeen and Kristen Aeikens at

Have your next party at The Bakken!