A kid and mom build a mini diorama at the Bell

Membership

Our members are kind of a big deal!

Members enjoy a full year of onsite and virtual programs for explorers of all ages. There’s a member level for everyone to be a part of the Bell. Join a community dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the universe, and our place in it!

Your membership is active as soon as you join online, or payment is processed. In the meantime, keep an eye out for fun virtual experiences and activities from the Bell in your inbox! Please reach out to bellmembers@umn.edu if you have any questions.

Additional discounted memberships are available for eligible participants. Learn more about our $15 Curiosity memberships.

As a Bell member, you will receive the following benefits for one year, and many levels receive additional special benefits.

icon of ticketsFree, unlimited gallery access to the museum, and priority online registration

icon of people on screenInvitation to Member Master Class series
calendar iconFirst access to event tickets, discounts, and online registration for summer camps
planetarium icon50 percent off planetarium tickets
guests iconFlat-rate $8 guest admission passes
museum  building iconDiscounts on memberships and admission for local museum partners
phone iconDigital membership cards, bringing the museum to your pocket
discount tag icon15 percent off purchases in the Curiosity Shop
Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits!

Curiosity Membership

New or renewing members who participate in eligible programs, or whose financial situation has changed recently, are welcome to learn more about the Bell’s Curiosity Membership. Enjoy all the great benefits of membership at an accessible annual rate of $15.

Learn more about Curiosity memberships

Supporting Membership

At the Bell, Supporting members give back while also enjoying special benefits and events! Choose the level that’s right for you and unlock special benefits and events open to only Supporting members.

Please note: Due to IRS regulations we are unable to accept membership payment via Donor Advised Fund or charitable distribution through an IRA rollover.

Basic Membership

Individual $55

  • All standard benefits for one named adult
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

Join or renew: Individual

Dual $75

  • All standard benefits for two named adults
  • Full amount is tax deductible

Join or renew: Dual

Household or Grandparent $95

  • Standard benefits for two named adults and all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

Join or renew: Household Basic

Join or renew: Grandparent Basic

 

Plus Membership

Individual Plus $75

  • All standard benefits for one named adult PLUS one free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

Join or renew: Individual Plus

Household or Grandparent Plus $115

  • Standard benefits for two named adults and all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS one free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

Join or renew: Household Plus

Join or renew: Grandparent Plus

 

Passport Membership

Household or Grandparent Passport $135

  • Standard benefits for two named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS one free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

Join or renew: Household Passport

Join or renew: Grandparent Passport

Curiosity Membership

The Bell Museum is committed to serving all Minnesotans, and provides qualifying guests with Curiosity Memberships for $15. Read the Curiosity Memberships page to get more information on how to qualify, membership benefits, and more. Curiosity Memberships are a great choice for qualifying guests who want to visit the museum throughout the year.

We are also proud to offer Explore Passes for free museum gallery and discounted planetarium show tickets ($4 for adults/seniors; $3 for youth). Both programs are available on-site at the museum ticketing desk with proper identification cards or other appropriate documents.

These programs are supported by all of our wonderful members. Thank you for helping us make the museum open to all!