M45, Pleiades cluster or the seven sisters

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  • Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

    Published09/21/2018

    Food does more than keep us alive. Meals are the places where families meet, business is conducted and where our senses are stimulated. Food connects us to the land, to cultural heritage, and to each other.
  • Minnesota Skies: September

    Published09/03/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Let’s compare the two brightest stars currently shining in Minnesota’s evening sky, Vega and Arcturus. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, and its diameter is about 25 times that of the sun! Our star will look like this in a few billion years.
  • Minnesota State Fair

    Published08/23/2018

    The 12-day run of the Minnesota State Fair is a fantastic opportunity to get to know Minnesota’s one and only land-grant University. Find the Bell Museum across the fairgrounds during the run of the Fair.
  • Goldy at the Bell

    Published08/06/2018

    Get a special tour of the new museum courtesy of the University of Minnesota’s Biggest Fan: Goldy Gopher!
  • Minnesota Skies: August

    Published08/01/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    The planets continue their ballet in August. Add a meteor shower, and nature treats us to a wonderful show. All month, around dusk, look for brilliant Venus low in the W, Jupiter in the SW, Saturn in the SSE and ruddy colored Mars low in the SE.
  • Windows to Nature

    Published07/16/2018

    This documentary, collaboratively produced by the Bell Museum and Twin Cities PBS (TPT), follows the historic move and restoration of the Bell’s famous dioramas, now expertly preserved for new generations of museum visitors.
  • A Natural Progression

    Published07/09/2018 , By Susan Maas

    Growing up with Walter Breckenridge was an immersion in the natural world. Breck, as he was known, was a naturalist, conservationist, artist, filmmaker, and longtime director of the Bell Museum, which included being co-creator of many of our renowned dioramas.
  • Welcome Dr. Sushma Reddy

    Published

    Dr. Sushma Reddy will join the University of Minnesota this fall as the Bell Museum’s new Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology, overseeing the museum’s vast collection of over 46,000 bird specimens as well as a research program to further develop understanding of the avian tree of life. Learn more about our…
  • Member Perks

    Published07/01/2018 , By Susan Maas

    Nancy Stiefeld’s love affair with the Bell Museum began seven or eight years ago at a Sketch Night event, now she’s one of few members with the most exclusive access to our exhibits.
  • Minnesota Skies: June 2018

    Published05/24/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Cosmic treats and more in the latest astro-news!