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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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Members are a big deal

Visitors looking at the wolf diorama

Member support makes a huge difference in our efforts to ignite curiosity and wonder for all ages. Our members enjoy 12 months of free museum admission, exclusive programs, and savings throughout the year.

Learn about new member levels