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  • Minnesota Skies: August

    Published08/01/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    The planets continue their ballet in August. Add a meteor shower, and nature treats us to a wonderful show. All month, around dusk, look for brilliant Venus low in the W, Jupiter in the SW, Saturn in the SSE and ruddy colored Mars low in the SE.
  • Windows to Nature

    Published07/16/2018

    This documentary, collaboratively produced by the Bell Museum and Twin Cities PBS (TPT), follows the historic move and restoration of the Bell’s famous dioramas, now expertly preserved for new generations of museum 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.
  • Welcome Dr. Sushma Reddy

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    Dr. Sushma Reddy will join the University of Minnesota this fall as the Bell Museum’s new Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology, overseeing the museum’s vast collection of over 46,000 bird specimens as well as a research program to further develop understanding of the avian tree of life. Learn more about our…
  • Member Perks

    Published07/01/2018 , By Susan Maas

    Nancy Stiefeld’s love affair with the Bell Museum began seven or eight years ago at a Sketch Night event, now she’s one of few members with the most exclusive access to our exhibits.
  • Minnesota Skies: June 2018

    Published05/24/2018 , By Parke Kunkle

    Cosmic treats and more in the latest astro-news!
  • Images of Home: Jim Brandenburg’s Minnesota

    Published02/11/2018

    See the trailer for Images of Home, a new documentary by renowned nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg. The film is on view exclusively at the Bell Museum in our new Glacial Theater. Embark on an immersive experience that connects you to surprising and rarely seen interactions in Minnesota’s nature.