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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

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