Minnesota Journeys - Field Note Mural by Duncan Millar

Welcome to the new Bell Museum

We are Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium. Our brand new home on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, our famous wildlife dioramas, outdoor learning experiences and more.

Explore the far reaches of the universe in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, see a glimpse of the diversity of life on Earth and throughout Minnesota, travel back in time to meet a woolly mammoth, and learn about University of Minnesota researchers imagining a better future.

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Wolf in Voyageurs National Park

Research Brief: Voyageurs Wolf Project

See the first ever video of wolves hunting freshwater fish near Voyageurs National Park

The Voyageurs Wolf Project has followed GPS-collared wolves from over seven different packs since 2015, but the “Bowman Bay” pack was recently caught displaying a unique behavior: hunting freshwater fish.