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July 09 - July 15
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Solution Studio

Saturday 07/14/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Drop into our pop-up workshop and activate your brain… and hands. Learn how UMN researchers are tackling big problems like water pollution and the effects of deep space travel on the body. Then let your creativity run wild as you work to solve challenges inspired by this cutting-edge research – We’ll provide the materials and tools, you bring your big ideas and a willingness to make and learn!

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Millikan photograph of snow geese wrapped in plastic during restoration

Collecting Memory: Photographs and Installations by Jeff Millikan

Saturday 07/14/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

As an artist-in-residence, Millikan has also explored the museum’s scientific collections. Expect to see preserved snakes, fish, insects and birds in contexts that will make us question our relationship to nature.

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July 23 - July 29
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Solar Sunday

Sunday 07/29/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell Astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing.

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August 06 - August 12
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Solar Sunday

Sunday 08/12/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell Astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing.

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August 13 - August 19
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Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday 08/18/2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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Saturday with a Scientist: What’s the Buzz

Saturday 08/18/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Saturday with a Scientist is a recurring program at the Bell to give the general public access to University of Minnesota scientists and graduate student researchers, through hands-on interactive experiences.

What's the Buzz about?  It is National Honey Bee Day August 18th.  The Bell will be hosting Gary Reuter and our colleagues from the Bee Lab to talk to us about the amazing honey bee biology, their social behavior and construct and about colony collapse and what we can do to help our pollinating friends.

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August 20 - August 26
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Monday Nights at the Bell

Monday 08/20/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Come join us at the Bell for one Monday night a month. For August 20th, embrace the dog days of summer with Insect sketching in Collections Cove and the Touch & See Room, and experience artist Moheb Soliman's "A Poem of Sublime Proportions," an immersive poetry experience of Soliman's Great Lakes wanderings

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Solar Sunday

Sunday 08/26/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell Astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing.

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September 03 - September 09
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Solar Sunday

Sunday 09/09/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. Bell Astronomy staff will have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing.

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September 10 - September 16
camp of students outside using binoculars to look for birds

Minnesota BioBlitz at Eastman Nature Center

Friday 09/14/2018
5:00 pm
Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park, 13351 Elm Creek Rd
Dayton, MN 55369 United States

Join the Bell Museum and Eastman Nature Center for the 2018 Minnesota BioBlitz.  Part contest, part festival, part scientific survey – people of all ages and experience levels are invited to join real scientists in a race against time with a goal of counting as many species of plants and animals as possible in a 24-hour period.

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