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Bakken Library & Museum of Electricity in Life

Mystery & Power of Electricity
  • 3537 Zenith Avenue South 
  • Minneapolis,  MN  55416-4623
  • Phone: +1 612 926 3878
  • Fax: +1 612 927 7265
  • Email: info@thebakken.org
  • Web: http://www.thebakken.org/  
  • Neighborhood: Greater Minneapolis
  • Category: Science & Technology
  • Hours: Tu to We from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Th from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Fr to Sa from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

This museum and library is the first of its kind in the world. Located inside a historic mansion, the Bakken is a fun place to learn about the history of electricity and electromagnetism to its present use and form. It is home to a massive collection of articles, journals and scientific instruments related to this field. Many of the permanent exhibits are interactive; experience a jolt from a century old electric machine or perhaps a visit to the Frankenstein's Laboratory will make your day. Other interesting spaces here are Ben Frankin's parlor and the library's luscious gardens. The Bakken makes for a great day out with family.

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