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  • Happy Plover Appreciation Day!

    Published09/14/2020 , By Anna Cerelia Battistini, RARP resident artist in 2019–2020

    When people ask why I chose to make artwork celebrating the piping plover during my residency at the Bell, my shortest answer is this: “it’s one of the cutest birds I have ever seen!” If you’re feeling blue, do yourself a favor and search for images of “baby piping plover.”…
  • STEAM Kit Distribution ✔️

    Published09/11/2020

    Through generous support from our corporate partners, the Bell Museum distributed our final STEAM activity kits to schools and community centers last week. This third round of kits included everything needed to make s’mores in a solar oven and bird seed cookies to give migrating birds a boost! Providing opportunities…
  • September Sky Lights

    Published08/31/2020 , By Thaddeus LaCoursiere, planetarium educator

    The September evening sky has more objects to look at than you can shake a telescope at. Part of this wealth comes from the placement of our Milky Way Galaxy. The bright core of the galaxy is still visible through the month, and can be found to the south-southwest, near…
  • Minnesota Skies: September 2020

    Published08/28/2020

    Traditionally, Indigenous people keenly observed celestial objects, especially the Moon, and kept track of the passing of time. Each full Moon marked the passing of one month and reflected the “moon time” of women (menstruation). Seasonal activities that were culturally significant each month became the name of each month. Some…
  • Diorama Spotlight: Spring at Cascade River

    Published08/18/2020 , By Adam Hartman, gallery programs assistant

    It’s June in northern Minnesota. The north woods are full of new life and growth as spring begins its transition into summer. The sights and sounds of the forest are set against the ambient crashing of the Cascade River’s upper falls.
  • Minnesota Skies: August 2020

    Published07/30/2020

    Traditionally, Indigenous people keenly observed celestial objects, especially the Moon, and kept track of the passing of time. Each full Moon marked the passing of one month and reflected the “moon time” of women (menstruation). Seasonal activities that were culturally significant each month became the name of each month. Some…
  • Spreading Summer Science Fun

    Published07/29/2020

    This summer, we’ve been hard at work assembling and distributing STEAM activity kits to schools, youth development organizations, and social service centers. Our generous corporate partners have invested in this important work in the Twin Cities, with lead funding from Boston Scientific.
  • Diorama Spotlight: Tundra Swans at the Minnesota River Valley

    Published , By Adam Hartman, gallery programs assistant

  • Learning Landscape Activities

    Published07/27/2020

    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.  
  • Bird Bingo

    Published

    Explore #BellOutside by playing along with this game of Bird Bingo. How many of these birds can you spot in the Learning Landscape or in your own neighborhood?