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Students will explore habitat dioramas of Minnesota mammals and birds and also visit the Touch and See Discovery Room for the ultimate hands-on experience with an close and personal look at a live reptile or amphibian. Tours are led by experienced University of Minnesota students with an enthusiasm for science.

Grade Level: PreK - 12
Group Size: Minimum 15 students, maximum 90 students. Ratio of one adult (admitted free) for every 10 students, additional adults $5 each.


Discovery Tour

Explore the museum's habitat dioramas and participate in a live animal program in the Touch and See Discovery Room.
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $4.25 per child

Discovery Tour PLUS

Combines the Discovery Tour with an extra half-hour to explore the extensive collection of live animals, bones, skins, specimens, rocks, fossils and trees in the Touch and See Discovery Room.
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $4.75 per child

NEW! ExploraDome Theater and Discovery Tour

Combines the Discovery Tour with extra time in the Touch and See Discovery Room and a half hour grade-appropriate ExploraDome Theater show. Available Thursdays and Fridays only.
Group Size: Minimum 15 students, maximum 60. Ratio of one adult (admitted free) for every 10 students, additional adults $5
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $6.25 per child

Self-guided Exploration

Explore the mammal and bird diorama halls, Touch and See Discovery Room and special exhibit gallery at your own pace.
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $3.50 per student, $5 per additional adult

Special Exhibit Tour: The Art and Science of Birds (available for booking October 5)

Study art and illustration in the Bell's latest exhibit featuring the works of John James Audubon and other famous artists. Plus, examine bird structures and specimens, learn about behavior and survival, and visit the Touch and See Discovery Room.
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $6 per student, $5 per additional adult

 



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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.