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
Sunday 09/23/2018Solar 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…
Friday 09/28/2018Bell Member Exclusive: Our Global Kitchen Preview 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members come first at the Bell Museum! Enjoy a members-only preview of the new exhibit Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, produced…
Saturday 10/06/2018Food Fest 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us at the Bell for a fun-packed weekend celebrating the science and culture of food, as part of the…