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.
Plan your visit
Friday 10/26/2018Halloween: The Dead Zoo 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a slightly creepy evening in the darkened galleries of the Bell Museum. Our live cockroaches, tarantulas and…
Sunday 10/28/2018Solar Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck, Bell Museum Free with Gallery Admission Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell Astronomy…
Saturday 11/10/2018Members Mammoth Morning 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free, Open to current members of the Bell Museum only Register at z.umn.edu/mammothmorning Join us for a woolly cool member…