Minnesota Journeys - Field Note Mural by Duncan Millar

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.

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Plush mammoth in the Curiosity Shop

A Curious Gift Guide

Curate a perfect wish list in our Curiosity Shop

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!