A group of kids looks at wolves inside a diorama at the Bell Museum

Gallery Experience

Tour the New Exhibition Galleries

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Minnesota Journeys

Length: 70 minutes
Appropriate for all grade levels, with grade-specific activities.
Content areas: Space Science, Life Science, Natural History, Earth Science, Nature of Science and Engineering, Astronomy, Physics, and Chemistry

The Bell’s gallery experience is designed to allow for self-directed learning and choice with content support from museum educators along the way!

Take your students on a journey through space and time in our Minnesota Journeys gallery. Your visit will be enhanced by our new printed discovery guides: These standard-aligned and grade-specific curriculum materials are designed to support and shape your visit through our interactive and immersive galleries.

Dive into space exploration and the diversity of life, learning about topics like survival, family, and current University of Minnesota research. Enhance your tour by stopping to visit with our Interpretive Guides who use specimens from our collections to teach about exciting areas of scientific study.

Be sure to check out the Touch & See Lab, where students can have the thrill of interacting with live animals and exploring the characteristics of living things and more than 4,000 scientific specimens.

The hands-on learning continues outside in our sustainable Learning Landscape with native plants, geology gardens, a weather station, beehives, a second-floor green roof and observation deck, and other highlights.

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Bookings for 2019-20 field trips are now closed. Dates and scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will open on Friday, May 1, 2020.