View of the museum's north woods garden

Hours & Admissions

This page has everything you need to plan a visit!


Open 10 am–4 pm Wednesday–Sunday


Advance tickets are available but not required.  Tickets can be purchased at the museum. 

Reserved planetarium and museum tickets are available online or over the phone. Call 612-626-9660 between 10 am–3 pm Wednesday–Sunday.

Visitors with free or discounted passes, or who qualify for complimentary admissions, can either call to reserve your tickets, or simply reserve them at the museum.

Please note: Until the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available for all ages, we are discouraging large groups (over 25 people) to attend the Bell together. If you do attend in a larger group, we recommend later in the afternoons when we have lower attendance in the building. Please note that we may ask you to split up your group during your visit to the galleries and Touch & See to improve the quality of experience for all of our guests.

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Museum Gallery Admission

Adult — $12
Senior (65+) — $10
Youth (3–21, 0–2 yrs free) — $9
UMN student (with student ID) — Free: Please call for tickets
Bell Museum members get FREE gallery admission every day

Planetarium Shows

Adult — $8
Senior (65+) — $7
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*) — $6
UMN student (with student ID) — $4 (cannot be purchased online)
Bell Museum members get 50 percent off planetarium tickets every day

Combo—Museum & Planetarium

Adult — $17
Senior (65+) — $14
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*) — $12

*Children 2 and under may share a seat with an adult guardian in the planetarium. If an additional seat is needed, purchase them a youth ticket. Guests 12 and under require adult supervision during their visit/planetarium show.

On duty Personal Care Assistants receive free admission every day. Please call 612-626-9660 to arrange a PCA planetarium ticket in advance.

Reduced Price Admissions

We offer reduced prices for qualifying guests, as well as waived admission for Indigenous peoples. Get more information.


We strive to make our facility and events accessible to everyone, and we are committed to serving all Minnesotans.

For more on physical amenities, audio/visual and translation services, a museum audio tour, and sensory-friendly resources visit the Accessibility page.


The Bell Museum will be closed on select holidays, including Memorial Day, July Fourth,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Visitors looking at the wolf diorama

Member support makes a huge difference in our efforts to ignite curiosity and wonder for all ages. Our members enjoy 12 months of free museum admission, exclusive programs, and savings throughout the year.

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