Opening mid summer 2018
Find out more about the big changes in store when we reopen the new Bell Museum on the St. Paul campus, including a digital planetarium, new exhibits, and a woolly mammoth. It's kind of a big deal.
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This year's campers will be among the first in our brand new museum! Camps include hands-on activities, planetarium visits, outdoor exploration, creative activities, field trips, and more. Member registration now open!
Your help is needed to build the Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas, the permanent digital record of our scientific collections! Transcribe data from hand-written museum specimen labels to map biodiversity in the Midwestern US, where we sit on the cutting edge of climate change.
Get started at z.umn.edu/mappingchange
Gelada monkeys live in some of the largest nonhuman primate communities on Earth. Learn more about the baboon-like oddballs of Ethiopia's Simien National Park with Caitlin Potter from the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.
February 20, 2018
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis
August 24 - September 4 | 9 am - 9 pm
Find us every day across from the giant pumpkin & elsehere across the Fairgrounds! Learn about the new museum and explore specimens from our Touch & See Lab. Pick up free buttons and pocket magnifiers, and enter to win awesome prizes.
It's kind of a big deal.