Plush mammoth in the Curiosity Shop

A Curious Gift Guide

Curate a perfect wish list in our Curiosity Shop


In the museum’s Curiosity Shop, you’ll find a curated collection of unique gift specimens for the science geek, nature nut, and space case in your life. Venture out to sketch using our custom observation guide (complete with a map to the real locations behind our renowned Minnesota wildlife dioramas). Drink in the vastness of the Universe with star chart glasswear. Show off your wild side with real specimens, fossils, nature inspired jewelry, and more!

Member bonus

Bell Members, take advantage of a special sale December 13-16. Show your membership card (or join) to receive an extra 20% off shop merchandise.

Put a bird on it

Various bird-related items from the museum shop arranged in a tableau.

Clockwise from top
Passeriformes Print* ($45); Wood Osprey Feathers^ ($45 set of three); Wood Feather Stand^ ($20); Heron Ornament ($18); Stork Scissors ($14.95); Audubon Water Birds Art Cube ($14.95); Bell Sandhill Crane Diorama Postcard ($1); Humming Bird Puzzle ($19.95); A Love Affair with Birds Hardcover *($29.95); The Sibley Field Guide to Birds Paperback ($19.95); Tiny Cardinal ($.75); Crow Skull Necklace* ($34); Mockingbird Pin^ ($42); Glass Cloche with Base ($30); Wood Robin Eggs with Nest^ ($18); Murder of Crows^ ($19.95 each)

Get some space

Various space-related items from the museum shop arranged together.

Clockwise from top
This Book is a Planetarium Hardcover ($40); Compass Necklace* ($34); Eclipse Earrings* ($27); Star Wheel Notebook ($14.95); Constellation Crew Socks ($10); Space Cat Patch ($7); Space Dino Pin ($10); Star Chart Lowball Glasses ($29.85); Bell Museum Star Map Water Bottle ($20); 2019 Stump Moon Calendar ($26.95)

Be woolly cool

Various woolly mammoth items from the museum shop arranged together.

Clockwise from top
“Tundra the Mammoth” ($23.95); Safari Mammoth ($9.99); Safari Baby Mammoth ($3.99); Bell Museum Mammoth Snow Globe ($10); “Everett the Mammoth” ($12.95); Mini Mammoth ($1.50); Tiny Mammoth ($.75); “I Woolly Like You” Card ($5)

Hit the books

Various books (and one book shaped vase) from the museum shop arranged together.

Left to Right:

Agate Bookends ($36 set of two); Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium Hardcover ($14.99); What We See in the Stars Hardcover* ($16.99); Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers* ($19.95); A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities Paperback* ($29.95); Curiosities Book Vase ($24.95); Big and Small, Room for All Children’s Book ($7.99)

Get it down to a science

Curiosity Shop merchandise arranged together.

Clockwise from top
Walking Leaf Insect Specimen ($79); Trilobite Fossil ($6); Orthoceras Fossil ($2 each); I Love Science Journal ($14.99); Women in Science Puzzle (16.99); Helping Hands Magnifier ($8.95); OMg Earrings ($19.95); Hermit Crab ($8.99); Bell Museum Observation Guide ($6 with tax included); Crystal Growing Volcano ($7.95)

Join in on the fun

Bell Museum gift membership bonus gifts (plush mammoth, Bell constellation socks, and woolly mammoth snowglobe)

Give the gift of out of this world experiences!

Bell Museum members have access to a year of exciting science events and exhibits. Act fast & add on special gifts to your purchase of Household Plus member levels and above, including Bell Museum Constellation Socks, Bell Museum Woolly Mammoth Snow Globe, or a plush woolly mammoth. Gift Membership Packs are available for on site purchases while supplies last.

*Minnesota Made, ^Fair Trade