The Bakken Museum Reopens This Week

The public can return to the Minneapolis center’s STEM-focused exhibits—wearing masks, of course

Courtesy of the Bakken Museum

Looking for a way to stimulate your mind this week? Following changes in COVID-19 restrictions by the state, the Bakken Museum is reopening its science exhibits tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12, with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’re excited to welcome visitors back to the Bakken Museum with careful health and safety measures in place,” Joe Imholte, vice president of programs and operations, said in a press release. “STEM literacy has, perhaps, never mattered as much as it does now. As a museum focused on innovation and inspiration, we invite guests to explore STEM concepts and ask questions in a fun and welcoming environment.”

As per the release, safety guidelines at the museum mandate face coverings for guests over the age of 2. Here is a full list of precautions:

  • All museum admission requires a reserved arrival time. Tickets can be purchased online in advance.
  • The museum’s heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) has been adjusted to increase the percentage of outdoor air throughout our facility.
  • Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.
  • Face coverings are required for all guests over age 2.
  • High touch areas are being cleaned frequently.
  • Room layouts have been altered to ensure social distancing.
  • Anyone experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other known symptom of COVID-19, are asked not to visit the museum.

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