Find out what you can see this month: Ring nebula, Perseid meteor shower, equids in the sky, lunar highlights, and more.
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
Extended Hours: August 28 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Take in the Bell Museum at night! Our late/extended hours offer additional viewing time to check out the museum’s fascinating…
September Star Party: Gas Giants 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free admission, $5 donation requested Welcome back to campus, U of M students! Planetarium Shows start at 8:30 & 9…
Spotlight Science: Chronic Wasting Disease 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come learn more about chronic wasting disease, the research being done to help combat its spread, and what you can…