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October 2021

Stars in the night sky

Minnesota Night Skies in November

Tuesday 10/26/2021
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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Bacteria colonies on petri dish, isolated on white

Petri Dish: Concrete and canopy – Urban nature in the spotlight

Wednesday 10/27/2021
Free

Join three University of Minnesota experts for a conversation about the invisible role urban nature plays in our daily lives

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November 2021

Andrew Simons holding fish specimen in an aisle full of fish specimen

Spotlight Science: Fantastic Fishes

Saturday 11/06/2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current research at the University of Minnesota and giving you the chance to meet the scientists and students who make the projects possible. Join us for special talks and unique interactive experiences.

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Rows and columns of fishes

Bell Member Master Class: Combtooth Blennies

Tuesday 11/16/2021
Free for current Bell Members

Our Bell Museum members are invited to join us to dive deep into the world of combtooth blennies with Peter Hundt.

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Bacteria colonies on petri dish, isolated on white

Petri Dish: Back to the beginning – Investigating the origin of life

Wednesday 11/17/2021
Free

Join three University of Minnesota experts for a conversation about what it means for expanding our understanding of life.

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Logo with red and blue lines around a launched rocket go upwards in front of a moon on a black triangle. Triangle is on the left side of a bigger photo of a launched rocket.

Virtual Star Party – Artemis I, Returning to the Moon

Friday 11/19/2021
Free

Join our planetarium team as they dig into the upcoming, history-making mission and share live views of the Moon and night sky objects through the Bell Museum’s telescopes.

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Night Sky above silhouette trees

Minnesota Night Skies in December

Tuesday 11/23/2021
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

There’s never been a better time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they answer your questions and take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies.

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December 2021

Night sky with shooting stars

Virtual Star Party – Exploring the Geminids, Meteors, and Meteorites

Friday 12/10/2021
Free

Join our planetarium team to learn about meteorites and meteor-wrongs as we view the night sky!

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Silhouette of one person in a boat fishing in the middle of lake

Spotlight Science: Minnesota Fish & Recreation

Saturday 12/11/2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current research at the University of Minnesota and giving you the chance to meet the scientists and students who make the projects possible. Join us for special talks and unique interactive experiences.

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A complex and mesmerizing pink nebula with wisps of red among the stars

Winter Camp 2021: Grades 1–2 STEM Safari

Monday 12/27/2021
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
$275 – $300

Bell camps are a fun and enriching environment that encourages children to explore their scientific passions. Our camps include hands-on activities, meeting experts, and more!

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