• Bell Summer Camp 2021 Recap

    Published09/08/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Bell Museum camps returned this summer to provide children with new opportunities for adventurous exploration!!
  • Summer with Science & Nature Activity Kits 2021

    Published07/27/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    The Bell continues to be a museum without boundaries by reaching several communities across the Twin Cities through the development and delivery of hands-on, Science & Nature Activity Kits for students and families.
  • The Facing Change Initiative at the Bell Museum

    Published06/21/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    For years the Bell Museum has had the aspirational goal to be a museum for all people in the state, to be a welcoming and accessible place for all Minnesotans. Two years ago the museum was presented with the opportunity to dig deep into what that means and how to…
  • Meet Natalie Kennedy

    Published05/20/2021 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Get to know Natalie Kennedy, the Bell Museum’s new Director of Statewide Engagement.
  • Diorama Spotlight: Snow Geese at Lake Traverse

    Published06/24/2020 , By Adam Hartman

    In North America, few natural events mark the changing seasons as dramatically as spring waterfowl migration. As flocks of tens, even hundreds of thousands, of snow geese soar overhead to their summer breeding grounds in the Arctic, spring returns in the form of snow melt, new growth, and longer days.…
  • Diorama Spotlight: Moose at Gunflint Lake

    Published06/13/2020 , By Amber Kastner, Public Science Events Manager

    In northern Minnesota, where the southern hardwood trees give way to the boreal forests of Canada, a unique transition area provides habitat for some of our state’s most iconic species. Along the border in particular, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness protects many of these plants and animals from development…
  • City Stardust: Micrometeorites in Our Own Backyards


    Micrometeorites are some of the oldest matter that exists. Until recently, scientists searched for them only in remote places, such as the Antarctic, where pristine conditions ensured that these mineral specks really came from space. Experts assumed that it would be impossible to find micrometeorites in inhabited areas, where natural…
  • Diorama Spotlight: Big Woods

    Published05/28/2020 , By Adam Hartman, gallery programs assistant

    During early European settlement of this continent, French traders referred to the more than 2,000 square miles of hardwood forest in what is now south-central Minnesota as the “Big Woods.” Not only was the forest vast, but the trees that grew there were huge (or “big”)! Today, all that remains…
  • International Day for Biological Diversity

    Published05/18/2020 , By Adam Hartman & Heather Cummins

    As we kick off the first day of the week leading up to the International Day for Biological Diversity on Friday, let’s take a look at what it is and why it matters. The short version is that it’s a day the United Nations declared for increasing understanding and awareness…
  • #museumathome with Animal Crossing


    We’re talking about Animal Crossing: New Horizons across our social media platforms today.  Want to know more about the game and why museum folks—including our staff members—play? Jenny Stampe, associate director of public education and science learning, has some questions for her colleagues who play the game.