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December 09 - December 15
Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday 12/14/2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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Photo of mistletoe growing

Spotlight Science: Plant Love/Hate Stories

Saturday 12/14/2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

‘Tis the season for mistletoe. And while most of us fondly associate the plant with romance during the holiday season, it’s actually a wicked parasite that attacks living trees. Love ‘em, hate ‘em, our relationship with plants can be complicated.

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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Sunday 12/15/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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December 16 - December 22

After Hours: Rest-oration

Wednesday 12/18/2019
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Curate a night at the museum from sketching unique specimens to special planetarium shows and stargazing. At our December After Hours, dive deep into the dioramas with Anita Cholewa, retired Herbarium curator and collections manager. Learn about how our native plants defend themselves against predators, amazing adaptations, and Minnesota’s biodiversity—and threats to it.

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December 23 - December 29
A child works on a constellation card activity at a Bell event

Family Discovery Days: Winter Weekend

Thursday 12/26/2019
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Looking to exercise your brain during winter break? Join us for some science-related family fun this weekend! Enjoy activities in our education wing, a special display in Collections Cove, and a sun-centered planetarium show to warm you up.

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A scene from Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment

December Story Time

Sunday 12/29/2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Calling all future scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians to Story Time. Families are invited to listen to fun and engaging stories that call out adventures and mishaps of kid scientists and engineers, and explore our universe from the far reaches of the galaxy down to tiny microbes here on Earth. Join us after the story for engaging STEAM hands-on activities.

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December 31 - January 06
rainbows and prisms

New Year’s Noon

Tuesday 12/31/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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Celebrate the New Year with sound and light at the Bell Museum's family-friendly New Year's celebration! Create and dance to your own rhythm when you make your own spin drum craft, bend light and form rainbows while you experiment with prisms., and party on with a countdown and ball-bouncing fun at noon.

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January 06 - January 12
Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Sunday 01/12/2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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January 13 - January 19

After Hours: Geology

Wednesday 01/15/2020
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Enjoy an evening at the museum! Curate your night from a host of activities, including sketching in the galleries, art-making activities, a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

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Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday 01/18/2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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