A happy hour forum for science and culture, Cafés offer a unique experience for adults to explore our world from distinct and surprising viewpoints—drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life. Enjoy lively talks on a variety of topics led by guest speakers from the University of Minnesota and beyond along with the atmosphere of the Bryant Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis.
7 pm (doors at 6 pm)
Tickets $5-$12, available online or at the door
Don Luce, curator of exhibits, will take you through the history and artistry behind the Bell Museum's world famous wildlife dioramas, as well as how they will be reinterpreted in the new museum and planetarium on the St. Paul campus in 2018.
Fall 2016 Cafés
September 20: The Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus
Sharon Moen, Communications Coordinator, Minnesota Sea Grant & author of "With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future"
October 18: The Fungi Around Us
Kat Sweeney, Researcher, UMN Department of Plant Pathology
November 15: What Should a Clever Moose Eat?
Dr. John Pastor, Ecosystem Ecologist, UMN-Duluth Department of Biology
December 20: Moving Minnesota: Re-inventing the Bell Museum Dioramas
Don Luce, Curator of Exhibits, Bell Museum of Natural History