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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Museum of the Moon suspended high above a blue-lit room at the University of Bristol.

Stunning ‘Museum of the Moon’ landing in Minnesota May 21-June 9

Earth’s Moon is coming to the Twin Cities in the form of a vivid, large-scale art installation

The Bell Museum will showcase “Museum of the Moon,” by UK artist Luke Jerram, from May 21–June 9, 2019.