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]
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.
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.