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The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis

(4.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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  • This museum presents a remarkable collection of attributes. The influence of private interests of the founder of the museum, Earl buckets (also founder of Medtronic) is still present. The development of and fascination with electricity is central. That leads to a collection of electric devices and its development. With, of course, attention to pacemakers and Icds though it is certainly not only Medtronic that the clock strikes. The museum dedicates two rooms to Frankenstein and Shelley. And at the same time has a collection of books about Benjamin Franklin. Fun is the game where the brain waves of two players are measured and determined who at that time the most relaxed. All in all, it is above all an interesting museum for children. If, like me, had expected a lot on the development of medical equipment to find out to get somewhat badly. Increased specialisation on that theme I would recommend.
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  • So many different examples of electricity in our lives, from the mundane (lighting our homes) to the story of Mary Shelley and how she came to create the Frankenstein tale; all sorts of interactive ex...  more »
  • A great museum with lots of interactive educational activities. Great smaller alternative to the science museum. Located right off Lake Calhoun so you can make a day filled with lots of great things t...  more »
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  • Don't let the exterior fool you, this is an amazing modern museum that tackles just how electricity works. You'll be shocked, and your kids will love learning all about how electricity works. The grounds are beautiful too.
  • Lots of learning in a fun environment. Highly recommend checking it out.
  • Great staff and fantastic gardens and architecture. Lovely place
  • Gorgeous museum. Can't wait until the outdoor exhibits open back up.
  • Wonderful place. Great staff -- Steve and Chris are awesome! I went to their corporate event tonight for a company's 60th anniversary and it was awesome.