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Membership

Our members are kind of a big deal.

Bell members enjoy 12 months* of free museum admission, exclusive programs, and savings throughout the year. Member support also makes a huge difference in our efforts to ignite curiosity and wonder through science experiences for all ages.

Your support helps…

  • Provide 110,000 visitors with engaging science experiences
  • Grow educational programs by 25%
  • Increase access to underserved communities
  • Support the preservation of over 1 million scientific specimens
  • Inspire the next generation of scientists, naturalists, and innovators
  • Ensure public access to research and informed conversations on science topics

Join online! Select the Join/Renew link in the descriptions below. You will then be prompted to sign in, or create a new account. New Members make sure to create an account to access your membership information and exclusive discounts in the future. * Members who sign up before July 13, 2018 will receive member benefits through July 31, 2019.

Questions? Contact bellmembers@umn.edu or 612-625-4978.

Member Benefits

All membership levels receive the following benefits for one year, and many levels receive additional exclusive benefits.

  • Unlimited admission to museum galleries & special exhibits
  • 50% off planetarium tickets
  • Discounted gallery admission for additional guests
  • Discounts on summer camps and birthday parties
  • Invitations to members-only events and activities
  • 15% off purchases in the Curiosity Shop
  • Early access and discounts on special ticketed events
  • Discounts from our local museum partners

Basic Memberships

Membership pays for itself in 2-3 visits! Join, renew or gift the level that is right for you starting February 5, 2018.

Individual $55

  • All standard benefits for 1 named adult
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – INDIVIDUAL

Dual & Individual – Plus $75

  • All standard benefits for 2 adults (1 must be named)
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – DUAL

JOIN | RENEW – INDIVIDUAL PLUS

Household & Grandparent – Basic $95

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – HOUSEHOLD BASIC

JOIN | RENEW – GRANDPARENT BASIC

Household & Grandparent – Plus $115

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS 1 free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – HOUSEHOLD PLUS

JOIN | RENEW – GRANDPARENT PLUS

Household & Grandparent – Passport $135

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS 1 free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – HOUSEHOLD PASSPORT

JOIN | RENEW – GRANDPARENT PASSPORT

Gift Memberships

  • All membership levels can be purchased as a gift. Please indicate if you would like the gift sent directly to the recipient during purchase.

JOIN GIFT MEMBERSHIPS