Mission: To inspire a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
Programs: Exhibits and collections: the bakken collects, preserves, and assists scholars in using its world-renowned historical collection of rare books and artifacts. Changing exhibits utilize the historical collection and hands-on displays to educate and inspire visitors. (39,647 served in 2017)
school and youth programs: the bakken provides science teaching and learning opportunities through field trips, invention camps, workshops and teacher professional development. (14,230 served in 2017)
public programs: the bakken enhances the educational experience for children, families, and adults visiting the museum. Programming includes evenings at the bakken, discovery days, tours, science studios and public lectures. (7,922 served in 2017)
science theater and outreach: through interactive science theater performances and workshops the bakken brings science and history to life at the museum and in schools and community settings. (25,369 served in 2017).