Explore a curated collection of unique gift specimens for the science geek, nature nut, and space case in your life. Member bonus: Get 20% off December 13-16!
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
Wednesday 12/12/2018Petri Dish: Our Ever-Evolving Diet 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New diets pop up with predictable regularity, grabbing hold of the collective imagination and resulting in the ritual purging of…
Friday 12/14/2018December Star Party 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium & Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck Explore the sky with the Bell Museum! Free…
Saturday 12/15/2018Sensory Friendly Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience our Minnesota Journey…