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Learn More About a New Bell Museum and Planetarium

What's Happening at the Bell

Lion's Mane Exhibition Temporarily Closed 

Due to recent water damage, the Lion's Mane exhibition in the Bell Museum's West Gallery will be closed until further notice.  We anticipate the gallery will re-open soon--we apologize for the inconvenience.

Learn More About the Bell Museum Dioramas 

The Bell Museum is well known for its internationally-renowned natural history dioramas. To learn more about their history and why dioramas will be a key part of the new Bell Museum facility, read our FAQs.

We're a Blue Star Museum!

The Bell Museum is part of a nationwide network of museums that offer free entrance to active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. [read more]

Dive into the Bell Museum of Natural History Archives

Exploring Minnesota's Natural History, has been digitizing archival records of early investigations into the flora, fauna, geology, and natural environment of Minnesota. The project's blog often profiles the people behind and specimens that make up our museum's collections. [read more]


Moose_smallMeet a Minnesota Moose

The Moose at Gunflint Lake has always been a beloved diorama. New additions give visitors the chance to discover how heavy antlers are, guess mystery objects and learn about current research on declining species numbers.

Download a 2014 Educational Programs Guide

Get the programs guide with the latest information on Bell Museum field trips, classroom programs, ExploraDome adventures and educator resources.




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