Hours, Admission & Directions
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm
The museum is closed on the following holidays:
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
New Years Day
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
UMN Faculty, Staff & Students Free
Non-UMN Students $5
Seniors (62+) $7
Youth (3-17) $5
Children under 3 Free
Directions & Parking
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The museum is on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus, at the southwest corner of 17th Avenue (Church Street) and University Avenue S.E. with easy access from either I-35W or I-94. Check the interactive map to see our location and help navigate your route.
Our research collections and academic curators are in various locations on the University's campus in St. Paul.
Ample parking is available just one block northeast of the Bell in the 4th Street Ramp, or one block south Church Street Garage. Look at a map of hourly parking facilities (.pdf) on the East Bank.
Note: Some metered parking is available on surrounding streets.
Arriving By Metro Transit
Numerous bus routes from all over the Twin Cities will bring you to the Bell! Visit Metro Transit to plan your trip. Also, the Metro Transit Green Line stops nearby at the East Bank Station on Washington Avenue. From there it is a short walk—one block west of the station, turn right (north) on Church Street and continue to University Avenue.