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I DIG you! A Valentine's Picnic

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Thank you for your interest in this event! Due to high demand, "I DIG You! A Valentine's Picnic" is now SOLD OUT. We will take names for a waiting list, and if we receive cancellations, we will contact the names in the order in which they are received. To be the first to know about upcoming events at the Bell Museum, be sure to sign up for our monthly email!


The great outdoors are indoors at the Bell Museum making it the perfect place for a Valentine's Day picnic with the special someone you dig! We're turning the lights down and transforming the Bell for a special evening among the dioramas - and a chance to tour Dig It! The Secrets of Soil.

Enjoy your very own diorama picnic spot and an evening of food and fun! Grab the one you "dig" a group of friends or your family—spots can seat up to six, depending on diorama size!

February 14, 2013

6 p.m. Museum & bar open  7 p.m. Pick up your picnic basket!


Evening includes...
• gourmet picnic meal from award-winning restaurant, Barbette
• one complimentary beverage (additional cash bar available)
• sweets from local chocolatier B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
• tour Dig It! The Secrets of Soil
• lawn games in the Touch and See Room
• picnic blanket or table at private diorama
parking included! one complimentary space per diorama
• Bell Museum admission
• giveaways and door prizes

Dinner: $30 per person
Diorama Reservation: $30 - $60, depending on size. Cost is separate from dinner, see specifics below.
 


Reserve your picnic spot! Here's how:

1) Choose which diorama in front of which you'd like to dine. A list of dioramas are below, as well as the price for reserving the spot. Dining at the diorama can be done on a picnic blanket for a casual and authentic feel, or at a table for an up close seated experience.
2) Determine the number of guests in your party. Menu cost is $30 per person. This includes the items detailed above.
3) Call us at (612) 626-9660 to make your reservation and purchase your spot and meals.
 
Map of Dioramas

Diorama Options:

 Sold_DioramaExploraDome Theater: Picnic Beneath the Stars

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ExploraDome Theater Reservation: $150 general public, $130 Bell Members & UMN students
Seating Capacity: 2-8
(note: picnic blanket only, no table option)

 


Large Diorama Options:

Reservation: $60 general public, $50 Bell Museum Members & UMN students
Capacity: 2 - 6 people
Seating:
picnic blanket or table, specify preference during reservation


Sold_Diorama American Elk Diorama
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Sold_DioramaBeaver Diorama
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Sold_DioramaBlack Bear Diorama
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Big Woods Diorama
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Sold_DioramaCaribou Diorama
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Sold_DioramaConiferous Forest Diorama
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Sold_DioramaDall Sheep Diorama
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Sold_DioramaHeron Lake Diorama
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 Sold_Diorama Lake Pepin Diorama
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Sold_Diorama  Moose Diorama
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Sold_DioramaPipestone Prairie Diorama
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Sold_DioramaSandhill Cranes Diorama

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Sold_DioramaSnow Geese Diorama
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Sold_DioramaTundra Swans Diorama
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Sold_DioramaWhitetail Deer Diorama
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Sold_DioramaWolves Diorama
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Small Diorama Options:

Reservation: $40 general public, $30 Bell Members & UMN students
Capacity: 2 people
Seating:
table recommended due to diorama height, picnic blanket is still available. Specify preference during reservation.

Sold_DioramaBadger Diorama
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Sold_DioramaBlue Heron Diorama
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Sold_DioramaBobcat Diorama
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Sold_DioramaCormorant Diorama
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Sold_DioramaCoyote Diorama
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Sold_DioramaGolden Eagle Diorama
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Sold_DioramaGrebes Diorama
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Sold_DioramaLoon Diorama
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Sold_DioramaMarten Fisher Diorama
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Sold_DioramaOtter Diorama
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Sold_DioramaPheasants Diorama
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Sold_DioramaRaccoon Diorama
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Sold_DioramaRed Fox Diorama
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Sponsors


 

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MENU
Assorted charcuterie of cured meats, pate and terrine with dijon and cornichons

Spinach and feta phyllo-wrapped pies

Mini wheel of brie, fruit compote, truffle honey, crackers

Cold orzo salad with dill pesto, cucumbers and peas

Dolmadas (pilaf wrapped in preserved grape leaves)

Olive tapenade & Roasted red pepper tapenade

French baguette


Named “Best French Restaurant” by populist vote by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Barbette is simply good food in a casual, eclectic, come in and make yourself comfortable atmosphere. Barbette is a friend to many local farmers and features a wine list that will put you over the moon. Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Barbette is open daily at 8am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night eats.

 

B.T. McElrath Chocolatier



Related Links


Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Department of Soil, Water and Climate