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.

Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party

In the 1700s, Ben Franklin and other scientists hosted parties to show off the latest discoveries in static electricity. Join the party and try out some electric parlor tricks!

Thank You, Earl Bakken!

Museum Lobby

Cabinets of Curiosity

In this world-class collection, you’ll find brilliant and bizarre inventions, rare and random books—and many mysteries.