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After Hours: Night Moves

Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm10:00 pm

Explore unusual and unique nocturnal plant and animal specimens from our collection—on display for one night only (get it). Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting, or coloring, let inspiration be your guide. Tonight, we are open until 10 pm to give you a chance to see the stunning Museum of the Moon as the sun sets, when it glows even brighter in Horizon Hall.

Curate your evening from a host of additional activities, including a DIY pom-pom creature craft, NASA spaceflight artifacts in Collections Cove, a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

Activities free with gallery admission. Planetarium ticket fees apply.

Special Guests: Voyageurs Wolf Project

7 pm

Thomas Gable (UMN Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology) and Joseph Bump (UMN Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology) will talk about their work with the Voyageurs Wolf Project. Their research team has followed wolves from over seven different packs since 2015, and recently made headlines when they discovered evidence of one of these packs hunting freshwater fish. This was a previously undocumented behavior, and the research team was able to record the wolves fishing at night thanks to strategically placed cameras. Watch the video below:

This talk is co-presented by the Voyageurs National Park Association.

Assisted Listening Devices available icon icon for open captioning available (This Voyageurs Wolf Project talk will be captioned)

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 exhibit.


6:00pm Space Mission Update
7:00pm Minnesota Night Sky
8:00 pm Phantom of the Universe

Assisted Listening Devices available icon icon for open captioning available (Phantom of the Universe will be captioned)

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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 | May 22, 2019
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
Tree lit by the moon
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." — Vincent Van Gogh

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