The Bakken. An unexpected museum of electricity and magnetism set in a gorgeous mansion beside Lake Calhoun. A place where you are figuratively and literally shocked. Several times. It’s awesome.
Founded in 1907 as the Saint Paul Institute of Science and Letters, the Science Museum of Minnesota welcomes more than one million visitors each year to see its world-class collection of dinosaurs and fossils, the nation's only convertible IMAX dome Omnitheater, its trademark hands- and bodies-on science exhibits, and a blockbuster slate of traveling exhibitions.