Museum Hours

General Admission


Students and Seniors*


Children 3 and under




* Student admission applies to students of any age (adult students must present school ID).
Senior admission applies to adults age 62 or older. 
For a list of admission discounts, please see our Admission Discounts page

During the School year, we often have large school groups visiting between 10am and 1pm on weekdays.  Please call ahead to find out our daily schedule to optimize your visit at the museum.


3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623

The Bakken Museum is located in Minneapolis on the west shore of Lake Calhoun, at the corner of West Calhoun Parkway and 36th Street.



Free parking is available both in the museum's lot on Zenith Avenue South, and on West 36th Street. The visitor entrance next to the parking lot is handicap accessible.  If you are coming to the museum by charter bus, please drop visitors off at the entrance on 36th Street as our parking lot does not have the capacity for vehicles larger than a conversion van.

Bus & Bike

We are located within walking distance of bus routes 6, 12, and 17. Schedules and route information are available at

The museum is conveniently located adjacent to the Chain of Lakes bike path. We now have a Nice Ride bike sharing station next to the museum at the corner of West 36th Street and Lake Calhoun Parkway. For more information about this program (available April - November) please visit

Visitors riding their own bikes can find bike parking near our 36th Street visitor entrance. 



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