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Educator Open House & Happy Hour

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Happy Hour 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Stay after for BIG Thursday evening programming at the museum!

Come enjoy a happy hour in your honor at the Bell. Admission is FREE when you present your educator ID. Enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres as you spend time in the museum exploring and learning about the activities and programs we have to offer you and your students throughout the year.

Pre-register to receive free parking validation. Just email saying "Yes! I will attend the Thursday, Oct. 2 Educator Open House." Stick around for our BIG Thursday programs and our new astronomy-focused exhibition, Eyes on the Universe.

Bell Museum workshops equip teachers with effective pedagogical approaches to learn and teach science in the classroom. The curriculum combines hands-on inquiry-based methods, best practices and multidisciplinary lesson plans taught by University scientists, graduate students and museum educators.



Minnesota: A History of the Land

Cost: $39.95
See details at
The widely acclaimed documentary, Minnesota: A History of the Land, is a five-part, Emmy Award-winning TV series that brings to life the epic story of the people and landscapes of Minnesota, from the retreat of the last ice sheets to the growth of today's suburbs. A customized curriculum is available for middle school science, history or social studies teachers.

For more information, call  (612) 626-9660 or e-mail

Specimen Loans

Rental period: Borrow up to eight items for seven consecutive days or one item for three weeks.
Cost: $40

Bring your classroom to life with authentic museum artifacts and specimens such as bird and mammal study skins, animal bones and skulls, fossils, rocks, shells, antlers and horns. Materials are appropriate for all ages.
Interested in live specimen loans? Call for details and to rent: (612) 626-9660

Rental Period: Borrow up to eight items for one week
Cost: $40


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