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Spotlight Science: Celebrating Urban Birds

Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 10:00 am2:00 pm

Recommended for all ages
Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current science, conducted at the University of Minnesota and in our community. Join researchers, students, and special guests for conversations and unique interactive experiences.
The Twin Cities Urban Birding Festival returns May 20 to 22, 2022 with a weekend full of fun and educational activities that celebrate the birds that live in Saint Paul and Minneapolis – including here at the Bell Museum!
  • Learn more about the birds who call our cities and neighborhoods home
  • Explore the connections that Minnesota birds have with the Arctic wilderness 
  • Meet researchers who use radio telemetry to study migratory birds
  • Get involved with research aimed at reducing bird collisions with buildings
  • Make and test paper airplanes that model urban birds in the Education Wing

Thanks to special guests: Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union, the Alaska Wilderness LeagueStop the Thud/Lights Out for Birds, and MN DNR’s Keeping Up with Kestrels project.


Special Note: In order to protect their education ambassadors, the Raptor Center has temporarily suspended public outreach events due to rising cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and has canceled their appearance at the May Spotlight Science. We look forward to bringing them in as a special guest at another time. You can learn more about HPAI: https://raptor.umn.edu/

This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum. Activities and events will be held throughout the museum and are included in the cost of regular admission.


Thank you to our 150th Anniversary Sponsors

A variety of logos for General Mills, AgriGrowth, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association


Saturday | May 21, 2022
10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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