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 10/19/2018Solution Studio Revisited 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome back to the Solution Studio! For the Thursday and Friday of MEA weekend, the Bell will be bringing several…
Saturday 10/20/2018Sensory 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…
Saturday 10/20/2018Sitting Among the Stars 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Inspired by conversations with the U of M researchers and DNR staff, Sitting Among the Stars will take you deep…