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The Bell Museum of Natural History offers exhibits, programs and a wide-range of activities to create fun for the whole family. Whether interacting with the live amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates in the Touch and See room or exploring the diorama halls, there's much to see and experience for families at the Bell! In addition, the Bell Museum offers special activities and opportunities for family members.

Saturday with a Scientist

Learn about the latest research from scientists in our community through hands-on activities and engaging presentations for the whole family.


Celebrate your special day at the Bell! Our birthday party specialists will take you and your guests on a science adventure with all the bells and whistles of a birthday to remember!

Summer Camps

The Bell Museum comes to life with exciting and fun-filled summer camps for kids of all ages and all interests!

Touch and See Discovery Room

Get up close and personal with some of the coolest items in our collection! Touch, see, feel, smell, play and learn!


Browse both special and permanent exhibits that shed light on subjects of all kinds.

Sensory-Friendly Saturday Mornings

This monthly event provides an accepting atmosphere and experience for families with children who have sensory sensitivities.