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February 17 - February 23
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After Hours: Immersion

Wednesday 02/19/2020
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Enjoy an evening at the museum! Curate your night from a host of activities, including sketching in the galleries, art-making activities, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting). There will be no planetarium show this evening.

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Image of birds from the Audubon Experience exhibit

Audubon Experience Yoga

Saturday 02/22/2020
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s exhibition Audubon, Animated. This 60-minute gentle hatha-style class will be held in the immersive video installation "The Audubon Experience,” and include movements inspired by birds, a bird-themed guided relaxation, and meditation accompanied by birdsong.

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Photo of actor playing Henrietta Leavitt in front of a starry sky, examining a paper

Silent Sky

Saturday 02/22/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, will be presented by Theatre Pro Rata in partnership with The Bell Museum on February 22–March 8, 2020, in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Showtimes Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm Sunday, February 23, 3:30 pm Friday, February 28, 7:30 pm* (Open Captioned) Saturday, February 29, 7:30 pm Sunday, March 1, 3:30 pm Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm Sunday, March 8, 3:30 pm (ASL and Audio Description) General admission tickets…

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  • Sunday02/23/2020
    3:30 pm
  • Friday02/28/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday02/29/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday03/01/2020
    3:30 pm
  • Friday03/06/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday03/07/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday03/08/2020
    3:30 pm

February Story Time

Sunday 02/23/2020
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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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Sunday 02/23/2020
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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February 24 - March 01
Double cluster (star image from NASA)

February Star Party

Friday 02/28/2020
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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March 09 - March 15
A family holds a paper chain with the digits of pi

Pi Day 2020

Friday 03/13/2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Help us continue the Pi Day chain we started last year—let’s see if we can beat our record of 500 links! You can make your very own link to add to the chain … which digit in this never-ending number will be yours? Dress your digit up with your very own irrational pi-ku (a haiku with 3 syllables/1 syllable/4 syllables) or a phrase in Pilish—the possibilities are endless (get it!)! This popup event will continue all day in Horizon Hall.

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Double cluster (star image from NASA)

March Star Party

Friday 03/13/2020
8:30 pm - 10:00 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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March 16 - March 22
A chickadee on a winter branch

After Hours: Birds

Wednesday 03/18/2020
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Enjoy an evening at the museum! Curate your night from a host of activities, including sketching in the galleries, art-making activities, a planetarium show, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

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Many open books

Stories & Science Book Club: The Feather Thief

Thursday 03/19/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ramsey County Library, Roseville, 2180 N. Hamline Ave.
Roseville, MN United States

Free with advanced registration (coming soon) Join us at Ramsey County Library in Roseville for a new book club focusing on nonfiction books about science and featuring guest facilitators from the Bell. Our next session is presented in association with the exhibition Audubon Animated, on view January 25–May 31. We’ll read and discuss The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson, with facilitators from Ramsey County Library, joined by Holly Menninger, director of public engagement and science learning, and Sushma Reddy,…

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