Now’s your chance to check out The Bakken Museum! We found a great deal on discount tickets for their upcoming event: Fact, Fiction, Fringe on Friday, October 19th from 5:30 – 9 pm.
The Bakken is a hidden gem, located in a mostly residential area in South Minneapolis. On occasion they offer adult-only events like this one, a time to learn about science without the kids. There are half-price tickets available through Goldstar which will get you in for $6 (reg. $12), plus service fees.
Explore rarely seen artifacts from The Bakken Museum’s collections and experiment on the fringes of science! Follow the footsteps of innovators throughout history with interactive activities and presentations, and decide for yourself what is fact, fiction or somewhere in between. Objects on display will include the infamous Glass Armonica, as seen on Mysteries at the Museum. Invented by Benjamin Franklin and originally used to play “soft” Italian music,” it eventually fell out of favor with its fans after its purported side effects were said to plunge listeners into a “dark and melancholy mood, that is an apt method for slow self-annihilation.” Try your hand at the museum’s own visitor-friendly version and see for yourself.
Curator Adrian Fischer will be on hand delivering two timed presentations at 6:30pm and 7:30pm, focusing on objects such as the Glass Armonica, the history of Franz Mesmer and mesmerization, as well as sharing the more curious and sometimes creepy stories and artifacts from our collection! Evenings at The Bakken Museum is an excellent opportunity to experience the 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.
Get your discount tickets HERE!
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy!
Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.