Programs

  • Announcing Minnesota’s Second Annual Statewide Star Party

    Published07/06/2020

    When you look up at the night sky, do you ever wonder how different it would look under really dark skies? What others across the state can see compared to what you see in your town? We invite you to participate in Minnesota’s second annual Statewide Star Party during the…
  • City Stardust: Micrometeorites in Our Own Backyards

    Published06/09/2020

    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…
  • The Bell Celebrates Global Volunteer Month

    Published04/30/2020

    Volunteers are critical to all the Bell’s mission to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. Our mission depends on dedicated volunteers to engage visitors as docents, gallery cart assistants, and in our astronomy programs. For…
  • Congratulations to our Graduates

    Published04/28/2020

    All the education and outreach that goes on at the museum would not be possible without talented University of Minnesota students—from the Touch & See Lab and exhibit galleries to the ticketing desk, Curiosity Shop, Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, scientific collections, and beyond. As the academic year comes to…
  • The Bell Gives Back

    Published03/27/2020

    Staff from the Bell Museum give what they can to University researchers and healthcare providers working to stop COVID-19.
  • Bell Museum Hosts Minnesota’s First ‘Statewide Star Party’

    Published10/07/2019

    The Bell Museum invites stargazers across the state to participate in Minnesota’s first Statewide Star Party during the weekend of Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11, 2019.
  • Photo Gallery: 2018/19 Skynet Scholars

    Published07/01/2019

    Our Skynet Scholars program teaches middle and high schoolers to operate research-grade telescopes through the internet. See a gallery of their astronomical images!
  • NASA Lunar Samples: July 16-28

    Published06/21/2019

    Hold samples collected by Apollo astronauts in your hands!
  • Stunning ‘Museum of the Moon’ landing in Minnesota May 21–June 9

    Published03/21/2019

    The Bell Museum will showcase “Museum of the Moon,” by UK artist Luke Jerram, from May 21–June 9, 2019.
  • Weather to Climate: Our Changing World

    Published02/01/2019

    Thunderstorms. Blizzards. Tornadoes. We don’t get to choose the weather, but we’re having an impact on it. Learn the difference between weather and climate and how they are connected in this special exhibit. On view February 2 – April 28.