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

Hours & tickets

Directions & parking

Close up of an macrophotography by former resident artist Sree Nair, depicting plant formations and structures.

Call for Artists

2018-2020 Resident Artist Research Project

The Bell Museum is seeking four resident artists for the 2018-2020 cycle of our Resident Artist Research Project, open exclusively to artists living and working in Minnesota.