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You can support the efforts of the Bell Museum of Natural History by donating to the following funds:

Bell Museum Annual Fund supports our mission to discover, document, and understand nature and promote informed stewardship of our world.

Bell Museum Scientific Collections Fund supports the work of our scientific curators and their students as they build and maintain comprehensive scientific collections that include over 4 million specimens of plants, fungi, invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds, and mammals.

Bell Museum K-12 and Family Education Programs Fund supports our K-12 and family educational programming for learners of all ages—in the museum's galleries and auditorium, classrooms across the state of Minnesota, and community venues.

Bell Museum Adult Education Programs Fund supports our adult educational programming—in the museum's galleries and auditorium, at our Cafe Scientifique and BIG Thursdays programs, and in communities across the state of Minnesota.

Bell Museum Exhibits Fund supports the creation of new exhibits, and supports traveling exhibit rentals displayed at the Bell Museum.

Bell Museum Productions Fund supports planning, research and production of Bell Museum media projects, such as Minnesota: A History of the Land, Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story, and podcasts of popular museum programs.

ExploraDome Fund supports the activities and programming of the Bell Museum's ExploraDome as it travels throughout the region teaching visitors about the universe.

Jaques Acquisition and Conservation Fund supports important acquisitions and conservation needs for the museum's natural history art collection.

Bell Museum Membership Fund supports the museum's mission with membership dollars. Click here to learn more about Bell Museum Membership opportunities

How to Make Your Gift:

Online. Visit our online giving page to make a gift using a credit card. Specify the fund you would like to support in the drop down menu under “Designate to specific program or area.

Via Mail. Download this donation form, enclose payment and send it to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

In addition to becoming a member or making a cash donation, there are many other ways to contribute, such as

If you have any questions about giving please contact Beverly Anglum at or 612-301-9469.