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, October 5, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unlock the secrets of the universe and find out why Space is the Place on October 5, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the last Evenings at The Bakken event of the year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
This celebration of World Space Week features craft cocktails and cool treats and is perfect for those who are curious about the cosmos.
Act like an awe-struck kid again with hands-on fun like tiny comet-making, paint your own Aurora Borealis, build a Super Sound Cone and listen to stellar sounds just like NASA’s big satellites do in space, and craft a tiny constellation to take home and put up on your ceiling for some indoor stargazing.
The Bakken Museum is also pleased to partner with the Bell Museum of Natural History to present the popular ExploraDome for adults to experience space from right here on Earth. Guests can discover the awesome power of black holes and gravity wells and learn how mass and weight differ from planet to planet.
Take a virtual tour of the galaxy with Minneapolis-based virtual reality company Visual VR, try space-age treats made right here in the Milky Way by Sweet Science Ice Cream, get space suit fashion tips from the University of Minnesota's Wearable Technology Lab, grab a snack from one of our visiting food vendors and sip on a craft beer, wine, or a signature cocktail as you explore the museum.
Evenings@TheBakken is an excellent opportunity to experience The Bakken Museum after hours, enjoy a cocktail or drink and experiment with STEM activities in a unique environment. This adult event is for guests 21 years of age and older.
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.
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