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October 07 - October 13
Blue and purple sky with stars and the Milky Way

October Star Party: Calendars in the Sky

Friday 10/11/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Explore Minnesota skies with the Bell Museum at free outdoor telescope observing nights.

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October 14 - October 20
Brown mushrooms growing from the ground

After Hours: Fatal Fungus & Mind-Control Bugs

Wednesday 10/16/2019
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Curate a night at the museum from sketching unique specimens and touring exhibits to stargazing on our roof deck.

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Family Discovery Days: MEA Weekend

Thursday 10/17/2019
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Thursday–Sunday, join us for some science-related family fun over this long weekend! Enjoy activities in our education wing, a special display in Collections Cove, and some favorite Solution Studio challenges.

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Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday 10/19/2019
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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A house finch sitting on a branch

Guided Birding Walk

Saturday 10/19/2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Join the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union on a guided bird walk! 

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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Sunday 10/20/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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October 21 - October 27
A forest with clouds in the treetops

Wellbeing Series

Tuesday 10/22/2019
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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In partnership with the Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, the Wellbeing Series featuring Richard Piacentini will be hosted at the Bell Museum. Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and will be discussing the sustainable efforts initiated at the Phipps, which are based on recognizing the vital connections between people, plants, health and the planet. This regenerative-based way of thinking influences the organization’s actions and programs, particularly those focused on awakening children…

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Ghostly Garden

The Ghostly Garden

Friday 10/25/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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October 25 Creep through the darkened galleries of the museum from 6:30–9:30 p.m. and find family-friendly surprises lurking behind every corner, from crafting botanical atrocities with repurposed fake plants and exploring the Dome of Doom in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium to visiting with carnivorous plants in Collections Cove. Also, see an installation of new internally lit paper sculptures by Bell resident artist Anna Cerelia Battistini that explore extinct and threatened species in Minnesota. Tickets $20 for adults $15…

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A slice of the cover art from Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

October Story Time

Sunday 10/27/2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Calling all future scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians to Story Time. Families are invited to listen to fun and engaging stories that call out adventures and mishaps of kid scientists and engineers, and explore our universe from the far reaches of the galaxy down to tiny microbes here on Earth. Join us after the story for engaging STEAM hands-on activities.

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October 28 - November 03
A baby and his father look at the woolly mammoth

Member Mammoth Morning

Saturday 11/02/2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Members—enjoy a cozy morning at the Bell! Have your family photo or selfie taken with our woolly mammoth in front of a winter-themed backdrop. Just in time for holiday cards or calendars for you and your family and friends. Explore the museum galleries while sipping hot cocoa and having treats, and enjoy family-friendly activities to bring home, including making your own mini mammoth diorama!

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