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
Tuesday 10/16/2018Café Scientifique: Flight & Plight of the Bumble Bee 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A happy hour forum for science and culture, Cafés offer a unique experience for adults to explore our world from…
Tuesday 10/16/2018Reclaiming the Culture of Indigenous American Cuisine with Chef Sean Sherman 7:00 pm
Friends of the Libraries in collaboration with the Bell Museum present Kirschner Lecture featuring Chef Sean Sherman Reclaiming the Culture…
Thursday 10/18/2018Solution 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…