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Exhibits | Bakken Museum


Explore our quirky exhibits.

Get a shock from a 100-year-old electricity machine, play spooky electronic music on the theremin, experience Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in our immersive object theater, and test out some of Ben Franklin's favorite static electricity experiments.


Ben Franklin's Electricity Party
Try out some static electricity parlor tricks.


Frankenstein's Laboratory 
Get spooked in our immersive object theater.


Visit the museum's four distinctive gardens.


Welcome to West Winds 
Dig into the story of West Winds mansion.


Body Electric
Find out how our bodies make and use electricity.


Spark of Life
Uncover the history and culture of electricity.


 Explore the history of electricity in Minneapolis.


Cabinet of Curiosity
 Discover hidden gems from our artifact vault.


Mary and Her Monster
 Meet the woman who wrote the first sci-fi novel.


The Great Hall
The Great Hall features a rotating gallery of exhibits that change seasonally.