Final events

We're Moving

Celebrate one last classic Bell Museum experience & be part of our future—the new Bell Museum + Planetarium opens on the St. Paul campus in 2018. Our longtime home on the Minneapolis campus closes on December 31, 2016.

Enjoy a final visit through the diorama halls and see our large Jaques dioramas before they are moved and beautifully restored in our new galleries. Explore scientific specimens in the Touch & See Discovery room before they are packed up and reimagined in a brand new space. See a show in our ExploraDome Theater before it transforms from a capacity of 15 to 120 in the new planetarium.

Make your visit even more special by attending one of our final events.

9/16: Night at the Museum Instameet & Star Party with MIfA
9/24: Smithsonian Museum Day Live (free admission w/ coupon)

10/2: View From a Canoe exhibit reception
10/7: Star Party with MIfA
10/7 - 10/8: Sketch-a-thon (overnight art party)
10/12: Galaxy Ride with Adler Planetarium
10/13: MIfA public lecture: Observing the Universe with Gravitational Waves
10/15: Best of Saturday with a Scientist
10/21: CFANS Beer & Brats Homecoming Parade Party & Star Party with MIfA
10/29: Halloween: The Dead Zoo

11/4: Star Party with MIfA
11/12 - 11/13: Sketch-a-thon
11/18: Star Party with MIfA

12/2: Star Party with MIfA
12/9: Bell Social: Art + Science + Music
12/16: Star Party with MIfA

In the community

Cafe Scientifique
Get your science fix at our monthly series at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Uptown Minneapolis.

The Petri Dish
Curiosity-driven conversations about how biology affects our lives at the Bedlam Theater in Lowertown St. Paul. Presented in collaboration with the College of Biological Sciences & College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

You can also find us out and about at local celebrations like Open Streets - University of Minnesota & the Gibbs Farm Apple Festival, both on October 1.