View of the museum's north woods garden

Plan your visit!

This page has everything you need to plan a visit! See below for museum hours, admission prices, and more.


Wednesday–Sunday: 10am–4pm



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



Museum Gallery Admission

Planetarium Shows

Combo: Museum & Planetarium

Bell Members
Free Half Price  


$12 $8 $17

Senior (65+)

$10 $7 $14

Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)

$9 $6 $12

UMN Student (with student ID)

Free $4 $4

*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.

Exterior of Bell MuseumReduced 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.


Updated 02-24-2022

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.

Buy Advance Tickets


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. Visit here for more information on group visits. 

Preview our Visitor Guide & Map.


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Safety First! Click here for more details on our safety procedures during COVID-19. 

Members are a Big Deal!

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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