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Friday, May 8, 2015

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Because only the most curious creatures come out at night...

Join us for a special evening at the Bell where all our displays and exhibits are open late. A variety of refreshments and refreshing activities await including a celebration of art and science with the 2015 Bell Museum artists in residence Sam Easterson & Diane Willow. 

Preview new works by & conversation with our Resident Artist Research Project artists

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and locally crafted beers from Town Hall Brewery

Experience a mini Café Scientifique on cassowary conservation with expert Andrew Mack

Listen to live music in the diorama halls

Zoom to the edge of the Universe at an ExploraDome planetarium show 

Try your hand at vegan taxidermy in the discovery room

Get your tickets & get nocturnal!



$15 General Public
$12 Bell Museum Members
$12 UMN Faculty, students & staff with ID

Tickets available online at or at the door.

ADA needs?

Please call (612) 626-1897 for assistance.



These are rare, flightless birds native to New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia. It is one of the largest living birds, smaller only than the ostrich and emu.


Photo by Paul IJsendoorn 

Vegan Taxidermy

Learn the concepts behind taxidermy with non-animal materials. Go rogue and create a curious creature of your own design.

Vegan Taxidermy