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Saturday with a Scientist

One Saturday a month, engage in authentic science and inquiry learning…and have a lot of fun while doing so!


Honey Bees and the Flowers they Pollinate

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., free with museum admission

What's the buzz? Find out at our May Saturday with a Scientist!

Visit our educational Honey House and meet scientist Gary Reuter, who is a long-time beekeeper and keeper of the University of Minnesota bee research colonies.

Your family and friends will learn about honey bee biology, see a working hive, and even have the chance to extract your own honey. For a small fee, you can buy a jar from the museum store and take some Bell honey home! You can also meet graduate student Ian Lane, who is focusing on incorporating flowering plants into grass lawns to provide bee foraging areas in urban landscapes. 

Beekeeper demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m,  Noon and 1 p.m. Be sure to sign-in at the Saturday with a Scientist lobby table to get the details on the day's activities before you explore the museum!



The Bell Museum's brand-new program Saturday with a Scientist is designed especially for children and families, and provides a unique opportunity to explore the Bell and participate in activities inspired and led by real University of Minnesota scientists and students.

Most Saturday with a Scientist activities are free with museum admission. Some optional activities may have additional costs to cover supplies and special guests.