This summer, Café Scientifique is heading to the western suburbs to explore topics surrounding gardening and the great outdoors.
The Bell Museum of Natural History is proud to be a Blue Star Museum offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. [read more]
Registration for 2013 Science Discovery Day Camps is underway, and the Bell has two scholarship options available for both free and reduced cost camps.
Spring 2013 Bell Museum Resident Artist Research Project artists have created new works for the public to enjoy. Artist Sonja Peterson's installation No Man is an Island is currently on display in the Bell's Jaques Gallery. Fellow artist, writer Laurie Allmann penned an original work celebrating the Bell Museum diorama collection.
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bonding bill that included funding for continued renovation of the State Capitol, flood mitigation and the Minneapolis Veterans Home. A much larger bill that included funding for a new Bell Museum and Planetarium failed to pass the Minnesota House. We wish to thank everyone for the time invested in advocating for the project. We've posted information on our website to explain the project as well as a growing list of FAQs about the project.
On March 1, 1872 the Minnesota legislature approved "An Act to provide for a geological and natural history survey of the state..." and in turn, that "natural history and geological specimens be prepared, and a museum to be established at the university." The Bell Museum of Natural History was born! 140 years later, the Bell Museum still serves as the cradle of innovation for science and culture at the University of Minnesota.