Kids using interactive map in the Weather to Climate exhibit.

Home School

The Bell Museum welcomes Home School Groups and Families

The Bell is excited to welcome homeschool groups for field trips and other group experiences!

With our new planetarium, reimagined exhibit halls, and outdoor learning landscape, the Bell is the perfect place for homeschool families to find hands-on learning to complement their science curriculum.

Homeschool Field Trips
Homeschool Groups or Co-ops that have between 15-50 youth can book a field trip experience at the Bell Museum or book a virtual Bell experience. Please see our K-12 Field Trips Page for more information and program options.

K-12 Field Trips

Key Booking Details:

  • Visits must be booked 3 weeks in advance of visit date
  • A 1:8 Chaperone/youth ratio is required, adults beyond the 1:8 ratio will pay the student rate
  • Field trip experiences are booked Wednesday-Friday mornings
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The rest of the balance will be gathered within 30 days of the visit.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in case of force majeure (inclement weather/other extraordinary circumstances) – in case of cancellation there will be a one-time option to reschedule the visit (based on availability).


Homeschool General Group Visits
Homeschool families or groups with 10-15 youth can receive the group discount rate for a museum, planetarium or combo (one planetarium show and museum admission) visit.

These visits include a self-guided museum visit (educational materials can be provided), and admission to one public planetarium show. These experiences should be requested 2-3 weeks in advance to receive the group rate and should be scheduled on weekday afternoons (1-4pm) or on weekends.

Admission

Youth:
$10 combo admission
$7 museum admission
$4 planetarium tickets

Adult chaperones:
$15 combo admission
$10 museum admission
$6 planetarium ticket

 

For more information or to book, fill out our inquiry form or contact bellgroups@umn.edu.

Group Inquiry Form

 

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Consider becoming a member to receive free museum admission, discounted planetarium tickets, and discounts on special event tickets.