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Museum Info
: (612) 626-9660 . www.bellmuseum.org • 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking is available in the nearby 4th Street Ramp and the Church Street Garage. Some metered parking is available on surrounding streets.



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Special Event

Drawing the Urban Forest  


Saturday, August 2, 2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

free with museum admission

The Metro Green Line has been running for a month taking passengers back and forth between the Twin Cities. But what "green" elements surround the route? You're invited to help identify and answer that question!

As part of The Other Green Line project, sponsored by Irrigate by Springboard for the Arts, artist/botanist Sarah Nassif will lead a workshop to identify and draw trees along the METRO Green Line. Sketches will contribute to the first crowd-sourced field guide to trees of the Twin Cities.
 


 

Bell Museum at the Minnesota State Fair

August  21 - September 1, 2014
Visit www.mnstatefair.org for Fair info!

Meet us at the Fair–every day! We'll be set up in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences wing in the Ag/Hort building. Stop and say hello as we talk about Minnesota's natural world, at its favorite summertime gathering.

ExploraDome at STEM Day
Celebrate Science, Teaching, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day at the Fair—Thursday, August 21. The ExploraDome will be setup near the Grandstand and joined by dozens of other STEM-oriented community organizations. Enjoy a free planetarium show in the Dome, and hands-on activities at the surrounding booths.



 Ongoing

 

Exhibitions

The Lion's Mane

Free with museum admission, West Gallery
Uncover the mystery and science behind the mane!

Sheltering Nature

Free with museum admission, Jaques Gallery
Sheltering Nature explores the inherent beauty and biodiversity of the works of each Project Art for Nature artist's chosen location, and the location's need for protection. The goal is to call individuals and communities to action. Twenty one artists are participating in the exhibition.

Birds & DNA: Biodiversity and Mountain Islands

Free with museum admission, lobby gallery
Most of the forests of the Caucasus Mountains are being cut and their birds are at risk. These forest birds look similar to other species found in Europe, but are they really the same? A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, along with Russian colleagues, are turning to DNA to answer that important question. If they are distinct populations, what conservation efforts need to happen to protect the birds of the Caucasus Mountains? Dive into the world of DNA in this new exhibit, and discover the mysteries of hidden biodiversity!

 



ExploraDome Theater

Enjoy public daytime shows Thursday through Sunday! Purchase Tickets

Thursday
2 p.m.  Life in the Universe
3 p.m.  Zoom! From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

Friday
2 p.m.  Life in the Universe
3 p.m.  Zoom! From Earth to the Edge of the Universe


Saturday
2 p.m.  Life in the Universe
3 p.m.  Zoom! From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

3 p.m.  Back to the Moon for Good


Sunday
2 p.m.  Life in the Universe
3 p.m.  Zoom! From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

3 p.m.  Back to the Moon for Good

ExploraDome Theater tickets are available online or by phone (612) 624-2345. Shows routinely sell out in advance. We highly recommend reserving your tickets online. [Purchase Tickets] Limited rush tickets may be available at the door starting two hours prior to the show time.