The 2014 Sustainability Film Series kicks off Thursday, Feb. 6, exploring the broad theme of home and shelter through stories of birds, bees, and human beings. Brought to you in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment/Sustainability Studies Minor and University of Minnesota Housing & Residential Life. [read more]
Middle School teachers looking to dive deeper into earth science, through the unique lens of astronomy are invited to take part in Immersive Earth: NASA Middle School Earth Science Lessons, held Saturday March 1 at the Bell Museum. [register and read more]
Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood is the scientist behind recent ground-breaking research on animal brain evolution. Playing a key role in her work—specimens from the Bell Museum's scientific collections. [read more]
The Moose at Gunflint Lake has always been a beloved diorama. New additions give visitors the chance to discover how heavy antlers are, guess mystery objects and learn about current research on declining species numbers.
Get the programs guide with the latest information on Bell Museum field trips, classroom programs, ExploraDome adventures and educator resources.
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!
Today, the Bell still serves as the cradle of innovation for science and culture at the University of Minnesota.