The Bakken Museum. 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.
3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10AM - 8 PM
Sunday, Monday, and major holidays: Closed
Students and seniors: $5
Members and children under 4 years of age: Free
*There is no admission charge to use the library which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Every Saturday (except on major holidays) an educator from the Bakken's staff creates a room full of activities for visitors of all ages to explore and craft. Each Science Studio Saturday has a theme. Check their events calendar for more details.
Electropolis: It takes a lot of work to light up a city! Electropolis is an exhibit on electricity in Minneapolis that combines science and history to engage children ages 4-8 and their families in educational play.