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  • Moon Magic

    Published06/14/2019 , 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.
  • Freezing to Life

    Published06/02/2019 , By Eve Daniels

    The museum’s genetic collection will not only help to fill in gaps in current research. It will also serve as a critical resource for future generations.
  • Minnesota Skies: June 2019

    Published05/31/2019 , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Spotting Jupiter, Moon viewing, the longest day of the year, and more!
  • Reading the Moon

    Published05/01/2019 , By Andria Waclawski

    Explore a collection of moon-related reading curated by the U of M Children’s Literature Collection.
  • 2018 Awardees and Fellowship Recipients


    Natural History Award and Fellowship recipients have done all kinds of exciting research and projects in the past year. Here are some of the details!
  • Spring Curios

    Published , By Andria Waclawski

    Explore a curated collection of unique gift specimens for the science geek, nature nut, and space case in your life. Members: Get 15% off in the Curiosity Shop every day!
  • ConGRADulations!


    We’re sending a mammoth-sized congratulations out to all of the student staff and scientific collections assistants graduating this year!
  • Minnesota Skies: May 2019

    Published , By Parke Kunkle & Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    Find out what you can see this month: Star hopping, Moon viewing, deep sky objects, and more!
  • Beavers at Lake Itasca

    Published03/28/2019 , By Andria Waclawski

    Learn more about the animals (and the people) behind the oldest of the large dioramas at the Bell Museum—now celebrating 100 years!