The Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project is now accepting applications for artists to be part of this unique residency, funded by The McKnight Foundation. [read more]
Museum Closed September 8-10
The Bell Museum will be closed to the public September 8-10 as our curatorial staff undertakes an effort to clean, document and assess our diorama collection.
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]
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.
Meet 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.
Admission: Members & U-Students / faculty / staff: free Adults: $6 Youths age 3-17, non U-students, & seniors: $4 Children under 3: free Free admission for all visitors on Sundays
Location: The Bell Museum is located at the corner of University Ave. & 17th Ave. SE in Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota campus. View a map Also, our research collections and academic curators are housed in various locations on the University's campus in St. Paul.