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After Hours: Many Moons

Wednesday | June 05, 2019 | 5:00 pm10:00 pm

Enjoy a night at the museum. Tonight, we are open until 10pm to give you a chance to the the stunning Museum of the Moon as the sun sets, when it glows even brighter in Horizon Hall.

Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting, or coloring, let lunar-inspiration be your guide as you curate your evening from a host of activities, including a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, a Moon tour or tonight’s special talk.

Activities free with gallery admission. Planetarium ticket fees apply.

Special Guests: Čhaŋtémaza & Kaagegaabaw

The Moon through Dakota and Ojibwe Eyes
7 pm

University of Minnesota Dakota Language Specialist Čhaŋtémaza (Neil McKay) and indigenous linguist Kaagegaabaw (James Vukelich) will lead a talk about what Dakota & Ojibwe people see when they look at the Moon. Indigenous people depend upon seasonal and lunar cycles and name the moons for important seasonal events.

Did you know? Tonight’s event falls during the Strawberry Moon—Waœußtecaßa wi in Dakota and Ode’imini-giizis in Ojibwe.

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Moon Tour

6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm

Join a short, guided tour of Moon geography, geology, and important landmarks in history at the Museum of the Moon.


6 pm Space Mission Update
7 pm Minnesota Night Sky
8 pm Habitat Earth

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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 | June 05, 2019
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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