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Upcoming Programs: 

The Lives and Times of Ice Age Mammoths and Mastodons

Tuesday, November 18, doors 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

at Bryant Lake Bowl, tickets $5-$12, available online or at the door

Mammoths and mastodons are among the most well-known species of the North American and Eurasian megafauna. In the early 19th century, comparisons of their bones to those of the African and Asian elephants by Georges Cuvier established the concept of species extinction.

During the November Café, guest David Fox will describe how contemporary paleontologists study the anatomy, ecology, and behavior of these emblematic fossil elephants. Fox’s research focuses on the roles of climate and habitat change on the evolution of ecosystems over geological timescales. His projects use the stable isotope geochemistry of sedimentary rocks, fossils, and modern animals, and the morphology of teeth to reconstruct aspects of the diet of extinct mammals, as well as aspects of their environment.


Cafe ScientifiqueA Happy Hour Forum for Science and Culture

The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique provides a happy hour program for adults that brings research from the University of Minnesota and beyond into some of the Twin Cities' most unique and atmospheric bars and restaurants.
Each monthly gathering explores science and natural history from distinct and surprising viewpoints, drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life.

Café Scientifique Around The World
Across the country and around the globe, adults who share an interest in scientific research are gathering in pubs and coffee houses for informal discussions on relevant and often provocative scientific topics. Science Cafés and Café Scientifique events are a chance for adults to exchange opinions and ideas about science and related issues.
International Café Scientifique Website


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From September through May, Café Scientifique meets at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Bryant Lake Bowl (Uptown area of Minneapolis)
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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