Bakken Library & Museum

★★★★☆
  • 3537 Zenith Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55416

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  • 612-926-3878

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Tue-Wed 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm
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This is a very interesting, quirky, museum in Minneapolis. Founded by Earl E. Bakken who invented the first transistorized pacemaker.

Centered around learning about electricity and magnetism there are several exhibits and hands on activities to interest kids and adults. You can play a Thermin [first elcetronic musical instrument], generate a 60,000 volt spark or visit Frankensteins Laboratory.

I agree it isn't huge or overly impressive but is a nice stop to add when checking out a historic neighborhood of Minneapolis or if you are studying the concepts with a class of children.

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★★★★☆

This is a very interesting, quirky, museum in Minneapolis. Founded by Earl E. Bakken who invented the first transistorized pacemaker.

Centered around learning about electricity and magnetism there are several exhibits and hands on activities to interest kids and adults. You can play a Thermin [first elcetronic musical instrument], generate a 60,000 volt spark or visit Frankensteins Laboratory.

I agree it isn't huge or overly impressive but is a nice stop to add when checking out a historic neighborhood of Minneapolis or if you are studying the concepts with a class of children.

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The Bakken is in a beautiful building close to lake Calhoun so the area is a wonderful place to spend the day with lots of outdoor activities and restaraunts. They manage to do a good job making interesting exhbits, which is quite a feat considering that they are specializing in electricity and magnetism. By far the showcase exhibit is the Dr. Frankenstein show, which can't be missed. Allow a few hours to see the exhibits.

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★★★★☆

The Bakken is in a beautiful building close to lake Calhoun so the area is a wonderful place to spend the day with lots of outdoor activities and restaraunts. They manage to do a good job making interesting exhbits, which is quite a feat considering that they are specializing in electricity and magnetism. By far the showcase exhibit is the Dr. Frankenstein show, which can't be missed. Allow a few hours to see the exhibits.

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You know you want to play a theremin. Now's your chance. Beyond that, there aren't all that many oddities of science to hold your interest. An interactive exhibit on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was incredibly lame. All in all, this museum should exist an a lobby or in the antechamber to an eccentric professor's office. It should not be its own destination.

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★★★☆☆

You know you want to play a theremin. Now's your chance. Beyond that, there aren't all that many oddities of science to hold your interest. An interactive exhibit on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was incredibly lame. All in all, this museum should exist an a lobby or in the antechamber to an eccentric professor's office. It should not be its own destination.

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