Invention Programs for Youths

If you can think it, you can make it at The Bakken.

Youth programs at The Bakken Museum provide a place for children to explore the intersections of science, art, engineering, and invention. All Youth Workshops offer hands on learning experience that will last a lifetime. 


Inventors Club
Learn new skills and work on your own project.


LEGO Robotics
Build and program LEGO Robots.


Passport to Invention
Drop in and build something in the workshop.


Summer Camp
A fun filled week of challenges, tricks, and inventing. 



The Bakken Museum is committed to making it's youth programs accessible to all families. To that end, The Bakken offers income-based scholarships to help provide access to it's programs. Please visit our Youth Program Scholarship page for more information. 

From the Workshop

Meet student inventors Allison and Nick. Click on their videos for a peek into the student workshop and The Bakken's Invention Process.



The Bakken Museum has been Patrick Henry’s FIRST Team 2500 The Herobotics main source of support and guidance since the inception of the team. Without this support the team would not have been able to flourish and grow to the extent that it has. Continue reading.



August has been a student, a mentor, long time Bakken volunteer, photographer, and all around nice guy. One of the first students in the Earl Bakken Science Program, he participated in every session for three years, and now lends his expertise to today's students. Continue reading.


Check out inventions young people created with the theme of "Green Energy". Who knows, you could be reading about the next Earl Bakken! Continue reading.