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Executive Director Search

Learn more about the national search for our new excutive director and this exciting opportunity at the University of Minnesota.

In the News


Editorial: The Bell Museum and Planetarium moves eastward
"After years of advocacy, a welcome new asset is on its way to the east metro."
Bell Museum to break ground Friday on new museum and planetarium building
"The new Bell Museum is slated to go near the State Fairgrounds as a northern gateway to the U’s St. Paul campus."
New UMN Bell Museum will add a planetarium - and keep its beloved moose.
"The five-acre site will include a large parking lot and landscapes with beehives, pollinator gardens, rock samples, solar panels and a pond..."
Before Animal Planet, Dioramas Revealed Nature in 3-D
KFAI's Xan Holston reports on the story behind our iconic wolf diorama. Learn more about how the diorama was created and it's lasting impact on museum visitors.
Tiny Curators Pay It Forward to The Bell Museum
Get to know Maria & Miller Williams—the Bell Museum's new Tiny Curators! Also, watch them in action in a Land of 10,000 Stories video on KARE11.com.

Blue Star Museum

We are proud to offer free admission to active-duty military and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.