• 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope


    For thirty years, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with discovery and awe-inspiring images from the cosmos. On April 24th, NASA will celebrate the anniversary of Hubble’s launch aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery by releasing a stunning new image yet to be seen by the public. Mark your calendars…
  • A Bird’s-Eye View of Climate Change

    Published02/24/2020 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    Donald Thomas, the Bell Museum’s second resident artist of 2019-20, created an eagle affirmation mirror reflecting the relationship between the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers and climate change, with the eagle representing nature’s view of climate change.
  • 2019-20 Showcase Artist Michael Wilson

    Published11/08/2019 , By Michael Wilson

    As an Anishinaabe person, I have spent a great deal of time involved in seasonal harvesting and have been educated in our own relationship based school of science. For example, nets are set after the spring frogs are heard, an observed signal that the ambient temperature is rising and frogs…
  • Illuminating Forms: Shedding Light on Endangered Species

    Published09/26/2019 , By Gretchen Zampogna

    As part of the Bell Museum’s 2019-20 resident artist cohort, sculpture and fiber artist Anna Cerelia Battistini toured our collections and galleries to discover ways of connecting her art to our scientific specimens and other offerings.
  • Light up the ‘Moon’


    Check out our featured photo of the month.
  • Moon Magic

    Published , By Andria Waclawski

    Looking back on a magical night next to the “Moon”
  • The Encounter

    Published , By Meleah Maynard

    It’s been 20 years since Ian Dudley’s bronze sculpture of a moose and three wolves, The Encounter, was first installed in front of the Bell Museum. But only recently did the Lindstrom, Minnesota-based sculptor feel the piece was finally complete.