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Invention Programs | Bakken Museum

Invention Programs

At The Bakken, if you can think it, you can make it.

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


Build projects with guidance from experienced scientists and engineers
Inventors Club
Learn new skills and work on your own project.
Fall class starts Oct. 14th

Build robots, program robots, rule the world.
LEGO Robotics
Build and program LEGO Robots.
Winter class starts Jan. 20th

master your maker skills like soldering and code

Skill Builder
Join us Sundays in the workshop for a new program for aspiring makers and inventors. 
Most Sundays

Tinker in the Bakken makerspace

Tinkering Time
Join us to test new ideas and tinker with activities in the workshop. 
MEA Break, Oct 18th, 19th, & 20th.

Week long summer day camps

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

fun projects during school breaks

Break Camps

Single day workshops during winter break.


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

Annual scholarships for our Youth Programs (Invention Club, LEGO Robotics and Summer Science Day Camp) are supported by the Cole Hunter Schilling Memorial Scholarship Fund.