Stars with illustrations showing constellations including dogs and a lion

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  • Minnesota Skies: January 2021

    Published12/21/2020 , By Sarah Komperud and Thaddeus LaCoursiere

    When you hear the name Aries, you might think of Ares—the Greek god of war with a similar sounding name (aka Mars)—or the horoscope sign associated with the birth dates March 20–April 19. In astronomy, Aries the ram is one of the 13 constellations of the zodiac, and is found…
  • Receiving the 2020 Ross Merrill Award

    Published12/16/2020 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    The Bell Museum is delighted to share that we have been selected by the American Institute for Conservation as the winner of the 2020 Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections.
  • Findings in the University of Minnesota Herbarium: Connecticut Charter Oak Leaf

    Published12/12/2020 , By Nehwoen Luogon-Bojkov

    Undergraduate University of Minnesota Herbarium assistant Colin Robinson makes an interesting connection between a specimen in the collection and an iconic Connecticut symbol – on his first day on the job!  
  • Power Pop-Up 2020

    Published12/04/2020

    For the last two years, University of Minnesota students in the course “Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable” have engaged with the Bell Museum to present Power Pop-up exhibits. These Power Pop-ups engaged Bell visitors in a variety of energy-related activities designed for all age groups, which…
  • Minnesota Skies: December 2020

    Published11/30/2020 , By Thaddeus LaCoursiere and Deane Morrison

    Despite the recent (and ongoing) (and upcoming) snow, it’s still fall and as you shake off your sugar rush from the Halloween (physically distanced) festivities. In celebration of the season’s snow (and to try to distract from it), head out and take a look at some of these deep sky…
  • Installations from Josh Winkler

    Published10/29/2020

    Opening Thursday, November 5 Join us inside and outside the museum to check out this set of installations from resident artist Josh Winkler. You’ll be able to see a large print from Winkler in Horizon Hall: The Late Great Pine Forests and Death By A Billion Cuts. This two-sided print…
  • Try geocaching at the Bell

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    When’s the last time you went on a treasure hunt? Bell Museum resident artist Josh Winkler challenges you to try geocaching. Grab a smartphone, follow the steps below, and start searching!
  • Minnesota Skies: November 2020

    Published10/26/2020 , By Thaddeus LaCoursiere and Deane Morrison

    Despite the recent (and ongoing) (and upcoming) snow, it’s still fall and as you shake off your sugar rush from the Halloween (physically distanced) festivities. In celebration of the season’s snow (and to try to distract from it), head out and take a look at some of these deep sky…
  • Learning Landscape Activities for Fall

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    Visit us on our Learning Landscape where you can walk our paths, pause for a moment of zen, or work on your observation skills. When you visit, try some of the activities you find here. Or try them wherever you get outside in nature #BellOutside.  
  • A Batty October: Bat Week 2020

    Published10/24/2020 , By Adam Hartman, gallery programs assistant

    Bat Week AND Bat Month—batception! With Halloween right around the corner, October is the perfect time to dial up the bat love by highlighting bats’ unique traits, charm, and ecological importance instead of the spooky stigmas that feed into their batty reputation.