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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Composite image of the Ring Nebula by NASA

Minnesota Skies: August 2019

Your local guide to observing celestial objects and events

Find out what you can see this month: Ring nebula, Perseid meteor shower, equids in the sky, lunar highlights, and more.