• Gift Cards for Curiosity Shop


    Can’t wait to explore the Curiosity Shop again? Support the Bell Museum’s mission to ignite curiosity and wonder by purchasing a gift card to the Curiosity Shop! Cards can be purchased with a credit card over the phone Monday–Friday (10 am–5 pm) by calling (612) 626-9660; please leave a message…
  • The Bell Gives Back


    Staff from the Bell Museum give what they can to University researchers and healthcare providers working to stop COVID-19.
  • Curious Minds Welcome


    Tracing the natural history of Minnesota from the cosmos to the current day, we are an inclusive space that strives to make curiosity commonplace among all 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.