The Bakken Museum

A nonprofit organization

$34,541 raised by 116 donors

35% complete

$100,000 Goal

With your help, we can develop and provide more people with inspiring experiences. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to inspire a passion for innovation. All donations made through the end of Give to the Max Day on November 16 will be matched up to $5,000 by our board of directors.

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.


Creativity // We believe that everyone has the ability to use their creativity to help make the world a better place. We aim to foster that creativity in each other and our audiences.

Curiosity // We are always learning, growing, and asking questions. This curiosity is the lens through which we approach learning and making connections in unexpected ways.

Uniqueness // We take pride in the ways we can be surprising or different from what might be expected. We encourage our staff and audiences to bring their full selves and embrace the strengths and connections in our differences.

Adaptability // We acknowledge that change is constant and that we are made stronger by our ability to accept and understand change. We improvise with empathy and purpose, using change as an asset to adapt, grow, and develop in new ways that support the needs of our audiences and each other. 

Collaboration // We work to leverage our collective genius in service of our mission. We listen to each other, support one another, work to better understand each other, and as a result, grow and evolve together. 

Equity // We will strive to be a place where everyone is welcome, represented, and valued and will work to correct the structural imbalances which prevent that goal.

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The Bakken Museum

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3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416



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