Field Trips

Enjoy one last classic experience at Minnesota’s official natural history museum before we close our Minneapolis location on December 31, 2016.

Tour our famous wildlife dioramas, visit the Touch & See Discovery Room for hands-on learning, and cruise through the cosmos in the ExploraDome theater. Our memorable learning experiences are appropriate for grades PreK-12, and led by Bell Museum Intrepretive Guides—experienced University of Minnesota students with enthusiasm for science.

 Ask us about adapting curriculum for other grades.

Two free adult admissions for every 10 students, additional adults are $5 each.

One Hour Experiences

Discovery Tour
$5.25/student | Max: 80

Explore the diorama halls and participate in live animal programs in the Touch & See Discovery Room.

Animal Adaptations Lab
$5/student | Max: 70
Grades K–6

Discover how changes in structure, function, and behavior of animals help them survive and thrive. See what makes top predators, swimmers, fliers, and more!

Astronomy Adventure Lab
$5/student | Max: 35

Spend 30 minutes in the ExploraDome theater, and 30 minutes in hands-on activities. Onsite only, cannot be added to the Discovery + ExploraDome, or an ExploraDome Rental experience.

Self-Guided Exploration
$4.50/student | Max: 75

See the museum at your own pace.

ExploraDome Rental
$5.50/student | Max: 15
Grades 3-12

Immerse your group in a private 45 minute planetarium program followed by a 15 minute Q&A with our educator.

Add ons

Touch & See Discovery Room
+$.50/student | 30 minutes

ExploraDome Show
+$1.00/student | 30 minutes

Lunch Room
+$15.00/Group of 85 | 30 minutes

Astronomy Adventure or Animal
Adaptations Labs

Extra Museum Time, Unguided
+3.50/student | 60 minutes

Activity choices may be limited by the size of your group, call 612-626-9660 for details.

Special Event: Galaxy Ride

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm

Educators and astronomers from the Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL) will join the Bell for a day of astronomy investigations and hands-on activities! Book today to reserve a spot for your class. Space is limited.

Book today

Contact us to schedule your next education experience.

Affordable & accessible

We can help make your experience even more manageable with bus scholarships and reduced prices for tours, labs, and outreach programs. Eligibility details and applications coming Fall 2016.

The museum is also accessible for visitors with disabilities, and our accessibility coordinator will help you arrange accommodations, ASL interpretation, or information in an alternative format.