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Discovery Days: Design Challenge

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

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Celebrate Halloween with The Bakken Museum at Discovery Days: Design Challenge!  Use familiar materials in new ways to explore science, math, and engineering. Build your own cardboard costume, design a spider web, save a tiny town from a pumpkin avalanche, build a monster incubator, and more!

Discovery Days at The Bakken Museum are family friendly and free with museum admission. Kids in costume get $1 off admission and members get in free!


Cardboard Costumes: Halloween costumes are most fun when you design them yourself. Enter our maker space to create awesome accessories like masks, bracers, and more out of the best prototype material around – cardboard!

Spider and Fly: In this design challenge, you will be providing assistance in the ongoing feud between spiders and flies. Create a fly that can get past any web! Weave a web that can stop even the most persistent fly!

Tumbling Pumpkins: The headless horseman is on the loose! Engineer a structure that is strong enough to withstand his tumbling pumpkin head. Use high-speed camera technology to analyze your results.

Monster Incubator: Baby monsters need love too! Create an enclosure that helps a little monster stay warm over time. Use an infrared camera to see how efficiently your creation retains heat.

3D Printing: Join Dunwoody College of Technology 3D Printing Instructor, Jazmine Darden, to learn how 3D design and printing works and can be used as a prototyping tool. See a printer in action and examine objected design on the computer printed in real time!

Minnovation: This energetic and engaging show introduces audiences to some of Minnesota’s innovators and inventions. Be inspired by Minnesota History to go out and Wonder, Try, Discover, and Share. Showtime: 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Plus so much more!


October 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
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The Bakken Museum


The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55416, MN 55416
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