Outer space comes to The Bakken Museum for an evening in October

September 19, 2017

Unlock the secrets of the universe and find out why Space is the Place on October 5, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the last Evenings at The Bakken event of the year. This celebration of World Space Week features craft cocktails and cool treats and is perfect for those who are curious about the cosmos.

Act like an awe-struck kid again with hands-on fun like tiny comet-making, paint your own Aurora Borealis, build a Super Sound Cone and listen to stellar sounds just like NASA’s big satellites do in space, and craft a tiny constellation to take home and put up on your ceiling for some indoor stargazing.

The Bakken Museum is also pleased to partner with the Bell Museum of Natural History to present the popular ExploraDome for adults to experience space from right here on Earth. Guests can discover the awesome power of black holes and gravity wells and learn how mass and weight differ from planet to planet.

Experts from the University of Minnesota’s Wearable Technology Lab will be on hand to show off some of their projects and give visitors a chance to see what the future of space suit technology could look like using skin-tight materials, revolutionary heating and cooling systems and more.

WCCO-TV I CBS Minnesota Meteorologist Molly Rosenblatt will join us for the evening to answer your weather questions about this crazy blue sphere we call home, and the Minnesota Astronomical Society will be at the museum with their eyes to the sky to give you a glimpse of the galaxy.

Take a virtual tour of the galaxy with Minneapolis-based virtual reality company Visual VR, try space-age treats made right here in the Milky Way by Sweet Science Ice Cream, and get space suit fashion tips from the University of Minnesota’s Wearable Technology Lab. Or buy a slice from Parkway Pizza St. Louis Park and sip on a craft beer, wine, or a signature cocktail as you explore the museum.

Evenings@TheBakken is an excellent opportunity to experience The Bakken Museum after hours, enjoy a cocktail or drink and experiment with STEM activities in a unique environment. This adult event is for guests 21 years of age and older.

The Bakken Museum

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. The 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 electricity, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit www.thebakken.org or call 612-926-3878.