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Extended Hours: August 21

Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm8:30 pm

Take in the Bell Museum at night!

Our late/extended hours offer additional viewing time to check out the museum’s fascinating galleries and special exhibits all included with general admission.

Visit the far reaches of the universe, see a glimpse of the diversity of life on Earth, travel back in time to meet a woolly mammoth, tour the entire state of Minnesota, and learn about University of Minnesota researchers and citizen scientists imagining a better future.

Solution Studio

Scientists use creativity every day. Meet researchers from the University of Minnesota who are using their imagination to solve real challenges facing people and the planet.

In the Solution Studio, let your creativity run wild as you work to solve challenges inspired by this cutting edge research. We provide the materials and tools, you bring the big ideas and a willingness to explore, create, experiment, and share!

Join Joe Knight and Dan Heins from the University’s Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Labratory to learn about drones.


You can also take an immersive journey in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium (planetarium ticket fees apply).

6 pm: Minnesota in the Cosmos
7 pm: Minnesota Night Sky

Click here for tickets and availability.

Advance tickets for planetarium shows are available up to three weeks ahead of time via the link above. If you are a current Bell member, please log in first, to receive your discounted tickets.


Wednesday | August 21, 2019
5:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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