The Bakken Museum

  • Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bakken Museum is Minnesota's only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden.


  • Accessible
  • Free Parking
    • Classrooms

      Square Footage: 2,322

      The Galvani and Volta classrooms are perfect for classes, workshops, large meetings, receptions, awards ceremonies, or a larger dinner. Both rooms are equipped with reliable technology that allows for both audio and visual presentations. These rooms can be rented separately, or used as a combined space for larger events.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 100
      Conference 150
    • Franklin Room

      Boasting stain glass windows, gorgeous views of our rooftop terrace and Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun), and newly-installed, state-of-the-art A/V, the Franklin Room is the ideal setting for your next small scale meeting or business retreat.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 15
      Conference 8
    • Great Hall

      Square Footage: 700

      The Great Hall and adjoining Sunroom are perfect for cocktail receptions, intimate dinners, corporate meetings, and more. Boasting picturesque windows, high ceilings, and ornately carved walnut paneling, this space is the perfect backdrop for your next gathering.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 42
      Reception 70
      Theater 80
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  • 3537 Zenith Avenue South
  • Minneapolis, MN 55416