View inside Horizon Hall at the new museum

Hours & Admissions

Starting July 16: Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Plan your visit to the Bell Museum: Tickets are available for the Museum galleries, Planetarium shows or both as a Combo Ticket. Hours and pricing details below.


Grand Opening Weekend: July 13-15
Get your tickets today!

Friday Night Celebration: 6 – 11pm ($40/$32 for members)
Saturday: Inside & Out: 9am – 9pm (general admission pricing)
Science Sunday: 10am – 5pm (general admission pricing)

Beginning July 16, 2018
Open daily: 10am – 5pm
Open late select Mondays, check the events calendar for details.


New Year’s Day (January 1)
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas (December 25)


Museum gallery admission

Adult – $12.00
Senior (65+) – $10.00
Youth (3-21, 0-2 yrs free) – $9.00
UMN Student (with student ID) – Free
Bell Museum members get FREE gallery admission every day

Planetarium shows

Adult – $8.00
Senior (65+) – $7.00
Youth (3-21, 0-2 yrs free*) – $6.00
U of M Student (with student ID) – $4.00
Bell Museum members get 50% off planetarium tickets every day

Combo — Museum & Planetarium

Adult   $17.00
Senior (65+)   $14.00
Youth (3-21, 0-2 yrs free*)   $12.00

*Children 2 and under may share a seat with an adult guardian in the planetarium for free. If an additional seat is needed, please purchase them a Youth ticket.

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


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

To qualify you must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, SNAP, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, WIC, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.

Explore Passes

Qualifying guests receive free museum gallery admission passes and discounted planetarium show tickets ($4 for adults/seniors; $3 for youth).

Curiosity Memberships

We welcome qualifying families to become museum members! Curiosity Memberships are available for purchase at our front desk for $15, and offer a year of free gallery admission and $2 planetarium tickets.

Contact us at 612-626-9660 for more information or visit the Curiosity Membership page for details.

Join & Save

Our members are out of this world! Bell Museum membership pays for itself in two visits, and members receive free gallery admission and half-price planetarium tickets every day and so much more. Enjoy a full year of adventure—sign up today!