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.
Evenings @theBakken is your chance to experience The Bakken Museum after hours, enjoy a cocktail or drink and experiment with STEM activities in a unique environment.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$12 Tickets - 21+ Event
What better way to stay warm in these cold winter months than with good friends, cool science, and warm drinks! Join us for "Hot + Cold" on Thursday, February 9th as we explore what makes our hearts warm up or our heads cool off in this season of love and chills.
Heat things up! Use BEAP to create music with your body, make interactive Thermochromic art, and bust a move with Oscar the Robot.
Feel the love! Try your luck with the Crackle Box Love Meter, create your own batik wax heart with Becka Rahn: Fiber Art, and feel the beat with your own EKG heartbeat origami.
Just want something chill? See dry ice experiments up close, uncover the beautifully unique details in snowflakes under an outdoor microscope, then come in for a warm up drink and discover the early history of the micro world from The Bakken's vault.
With Pizza by the Slice from Hello Pizza, lovely sweets from Amy's Cupcake Shoppe, and a selection of beer, wine, or signature warm cocktails, you won't want to miss this event!
Mary and Her Monster Preview Party
Thursday, October 17th
Be the first to see Mary and Her Monster – Mary Shelley and the World that Created Frankenstein and Out of Chaos – Illustrations by Zak Sally before they open to the public. The evening features live music from Mediterranean Breeze and spooky cocktails to get you ready for Halloween.
The Birds & The Bees
Thursday, August 11th
Learn about our on-site bee hives with the The Beez Kneez and get up close and personal with raptors from by the The Raptor Center. Get a rare glimpse of the vault’s technologies of sexuality collection, enjoy food from Tatanka Truck, and try French Macarons and other delightful desserts from Cherry On Top Confections!
Made in Minnesota
Thursday, July 14th
A night of tech experiences from homegrown Minnesota Makers! Try virtual reality with Visual, choose your own adventure with the Choosatron, and get your own Showy Lady's Slipper, the MN state flower! Sponsor Maverick Drone Systems will be flying drones on our green roof, and there's food from Gastrotruck and Cherry On Top Confections, plus cocktails and electronic music from Empathy Cell.
Touch The Earth
Thursday, June 9th
Take in the beautiful art and craft pieces of local artists Janet and Howard Goltz, explore biofeedback with our curators and artifacts from our vault, try a yoga session on our green rooftop, and make some one-of-a-kind science bling, all while listening to live bluegrass music from Ivory Bridge, relaxing in our lush, expansive gardens. Food will be available from Natedogs, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails.
NOTE: Evenings @TheBakken is for 21+ guests