The Bakken Museum Renovation / MinneapolisMN
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Extensive renovations brought much-needed improvements to visitor flow and engagement through enhanced programming and exhibit experiences. The project has its roots in the museum’s new mission and vision, which emphasize the inspiration and innovation processes. The renovation project includes a new entrance facing Lake Bde Maka Ska, an elevated outdoor walkway, and an indoor renovation modernizing the lobby, classrooms, makerspace, and exhibit spaces.

This is the first phase of a multi-year construction project to bring updates and 21st-century enhancements to The Bakken Museum. The second phase will increase the footprint, adding additional square footage to support educational, community, and rental activities.

Facts And Figures

The Bakken Museum


6,800 square feet plus site work

September 2020

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager at Risk

The Team