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Grand Opening: Saturday

Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 9:00 am9:00 pm

Experience the new Bell Museum inside and out, with an epic opening day from 9am-9pm.

Be among the first visitors to the amazing Touch & See Lab and Collections Cove, sketch rare items from our educational collection, build your own mini diorama to take home, and find your inner scientist with fascinating demos and hands on activities throughout the building. We will be premiering the Bell original planetarium production of Minnesota in the Cosmos in the Whitney and Elizabeth Planetarium along with No Limits!, a journey through space and time, exploring some of the big questions that astronomy is trying to answer.

We’ll also have a variety of free experiences in the outdoor Learning Landscape between 9 am and 6 pm, including an interactive water rocket launching station and more.


Museum gallery admission is available either online or at the door.

Saturday Planetarium Shows: SOLD OUT

Planetarium Show Schedule:

No Limits!, 9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Minnesota in the Cosmos, 10:45am, 1:15pm, 3:45pm, 6:15pm

Presales for both gallery admissions and planetarium show tickets are on sale now. Note that we will hold 25 tickets each for the 10:45am, noon, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, and 6:15pm shows for walk up sales on Saturday.

Standard gallery admission and planetarium ticket fees apply.
Outdoor activities are free of charge.

We are anticipating a high volume of visitors, we have extra parking lots nearby and will be running a continuous shuttle between the locations. A complete list of options and map can be found HERE.


Presenting Sponsors:

Logo for General Mills and McGogh Construction

Contributing Sponsors:

Boston Scientific corporate logo

Perkins+Will logo

Associate Sponsor:



Media Partner:

Minnesota Public Radio


Saturday | July 14, 2018
9:00 am–9:00 pm
Event Category:


Bell Museum


Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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