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Science Labs promote inquiry, observation and critical thinking skills through a hands-on approach using authentic objects, specimens and live animals.

Science Lab Programs

Group Size: Science lab only - maximum 35 students; Science lab plus tour - maximum 70 students. One adult (admitted free) for every 10 students, additional adults $5 each.
Cost: $4.50 per student, $2 per student when combined with a tour.
Length: 1 hour

Animal Adaptation

Examine the alterations in the structure and function of various animals that aid in their survival. 
Grade Levels: 2-6

Cold-blooded: Reptiles and Amphibians

Observe salamanders, snakes and turtles to discover the extraordinary ways each animal has changed over time to live in extreme environments on land and in water.
Grade Levels: K-3

Honey Bees*

(April through October only)
Research the critical role honey bees play in our ecosystem as pollinators, and their complex social structure. For an additional $ .50 per student, each can take home a small jar of honey - while supplies last!
Grade Levels: K-8

Incredible Invertebrates

Observe some examples of the largest class of organism on the planet to distinguish their unique characteristics, life cycles and diversity. 
Grade Levels: K-3

Mammalia Familia

Identify the distinct characteristics mammals possess through skeletal evidence and analyze body structure to learn how they adapt to live in more habitats than any other animal in the world.
Grade Levels: 2-6

Nature's Engineers

Use engineering principles to build structures found in nature and to investigate the adaptations organisms possess that are essential for life.
Grade Levels: 4-8

Predicating Pollinators

Dissect a flower to observe and illustrate its structure, investigate the diversity of animal pollinators and understand the importance of pollination for human food production.
Grade Levels: 2-8




Download our 2013-2014 Educational Programs Brochure


To make a reservation for a tour or for further information, please call (612) 626-9660 or email belladm@umn.edu. The Reservation Desk is open Tuesday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To be added to the Bell Museum's Education Program mailing list, please contact bellmuseum@gmail.com.