Current Exhibitions

Hungry Planet - Chinese Street FoodHungry Planet: What the World Eats

Opening January 23, 2016  |  West Gallery, Free with Museum Admission/Membership

Phosphoira-NairExpanded in Sites: The Tremendous Beauty of Small Wonders

Photographs from our Fall 2015 artist in residence, Sreekishen Nair, invite visitors to consider the magic that radiates from tiny animals and plants sited in local gardens, wayside patches, as well as in the specimen collections at the University of Minnesota.

On display - March 5, 2016  |  Jaques Gallery, Free with Museum Admission/Membership

Birds and DNABirds & DNA: Biodiversity and Mountain Islands

Follow the journey of Bell Museum curator Bob Zink and Russian researcher Sergei Drovetski as they uncover the mysteries of hidden biodiversity halfway across the world!

On display - December 31, 2015  |  Lobby Gallery, Free with Museum Admission/Membership

Permanent Exhibitions

Diorama Halls

The renowned Diorama Halls of the Bell Museum have been educating visitors for decades. From caribou to bald eagles and badgers to wolves—get a "slice of life" view of these incredible animals in their natural habitat settings.

Touch & See Discovery Room

Visit the Touch and See Discovery Room—a place where you can find the answers to your questions about the natural world. Investigate wondrous objects, from a 10,000-year-old wooly mammoth tusk to a life-sized Kodiak bear, from an elephant skull to a living animals.

Under the Fig Leaf: Rainforest Research

Explore the rainforest and learn about rainforest-related research being done by Bell scientists!