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Learn About Bell Initiatives

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The Bell Museum has identified five key initiatives that support the current Bell Museum strategic priorities as well as future growth and innovation of the museum.  Each key initiative engages a collaborative team from across the museum’s public and academic sides.  To learn more about how you can support these key initiatives contact Hannah Baines, director of development at hmbaines@umn.edu.

Museum without Boundaries

Goal: remove geographic, situational and financial barriers to engaging with the Bell Museum as a resource for learning.

Example of impact: 

  • Science & Nature Activity Kits distributed to 10,000 children across Minnesota
  • Statewide Star Party
  • ExploraDome – mobile planetarium
  • Waived/reduced admission for individuals participating in financial assistance programs
  • Community STEM Night pilot program