The museum will closed September 8-10 to allow our curatorial staff full access to clean and document important collection items and displays within the museum.
The Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Bell Museum is located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota at the southwest corner of 17th Avenue (Church Street) and University Avenue S.E. with easy access from either I-35W or I-94. Check the map! Also, our research collections and academic curators are housed in various locations on the University's campus in St. Paul.
The Bell Museum is accessible for our visitors with disabilities. Restroom access, however, may be limited depending upon your needs. To request disability accommodations, or information in an alternative format, please call (612) 624-9050.
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The Bell Museum is closed on the following holidays:
Unlimited free admission with membership.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.
Sporting Events Traffic Advisory: During University of Minnesota football games the East Bank campus experiences increased traffic. Please consult a schedule and plan accordingly—give yourself ample travel time and be aware of parking options.
The Bell Museum is located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota at the southwest corner of 17th Avenue (Church Street) and University Avenue S.E. with easy access from either I-35W or I-94. Check this map to determine your best driving route.
Ample parking is available just one block or less from the museum at the 4th Street Ramp or Church Street Garage (click here for a map of hourly parking facilities on the Minneapolis East Bank campus).
Numerous bus routes from all over the Twin Cities will bring you to the Bell! For the most up-to-date information on bus routes and to find the perfect route for you, please visit www.metrotransit.org.
By phone: (612) 626-9660
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org