The Bakken

FIELD TRIPS AT THE BAKKEN

During each field trip, students explore the connections between science, engineering, and innovation in a dynamic, hands-on, guided inquiry-based workshop and either an interactive gallery tour of The Bakken Museum exhibits or a visit to the nearby Pavek Museum of Broadcasting. Students learn that when they wonder, try, discover, and share, they are engaging in the science, engineering, and/or innovation process. On the NEW Bakken tours, groups of students explore the connections between science, engineering, inspiration, and innovation through The Bakken Museum's interactive galleries. Students will engage in hands on challenges and interactives designed to spark curiosity, create conversations, and awaken the innovator in each of them.

The Bakken Museum is closely monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19. At this time, schools are asked to adhere to the following parameters when booking field trips:
  • maximum of 2 classes per day*
    • You may submit one registration for your entire grade but your scheduled dates will reflect the current limitation. For example, if you have 100 4th grade students in 4 classrooms at your school, you will be scheduled to bring two classes/per day on two separate dates. If safety guidelines allow it, we’ll condense your two dates into one once the school year is underway.
  • guided tours only. Whole class facilitated tours will not be offered at this time*.
    • All tours will be conducted in groups of no more than 10 participants. This must include the tour guide, the classroom teacher, and the chaperones. In the example above, a class of 25 students would be divided into 3 groups of 8 students. Each group would then be allowed one additional adult chaperone.
  • limit number of chaperones to 3 per class (1 teacher, 3 chaperones per class)*.
    • We know chaperones LOVE to come on this field trip, but given the current circumstances, chaperone numbers must be restricted. Chaperones are still necessary and expected at this ratio.
*As our understanding and treatment of the virus improves, or its presence in our community declines, these restrictions may be reduced or even eliminated. We will work with teachers, schools, and districts throughout the year to meet your needs and communicate all changes as they are made. We look forward to welcoming your students through our doors and in to our new exhibit this fall.

FIELD TRIP OPTIONS:
Select an option below to register and find out more about each field trip option.
All workshops and tours support Academic Science Standards.

If you can’t come to The Bakken Museum, we'd be glad to bring our educators to you. Visit our Assembly and Residencies page or our Workshops page for details and availability.

FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADE 3
Explore energy or magnetism in one of two fun and informative hands-on workshops. Experience innovation to the max with a knowledgeable guide as you tour our new (and old) exhibits.

FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADES 4-6
The possible combinations are HUGE! Take a workshop on Energy, Engineering Design, Frogs, Volts and Vinegar, Magnets and Electromagnets or Static Electricity AND experience innovation to the max with a knowledgeable guide as you tour our new (and old) exhibits or visit the nearby Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.

FIELD TRIPS FOR GRADE 7-12
Experience the new (and the old) Bakken Museum and get to the heart of who Mary Shelley was through Finding Frankenstein.

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