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Curiosity Membership

Open for everyone.

We are committed to serving all Minnesotans, and provides qualifying guests with Curiosity Memberships for $15. 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.

Curiosity Memberships are a great choice for qualifying guests that want to enjoy the Bell Museum throughout the year.


All Curiosity Members receive:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to museum galleries & special exhibits
  • $2 planetarium tickets
  • Discounts on summer camps and birthday parties
  • Invitations to members-only events and activities
  • 15% off merchandise purchases in the Curiosity Shop
  • Early ticket access and discounts on special events
  • Discounts from our local museum partners

How to Qualify

You must be at least 18 years old and enrolled in one or more of the following assistance programs: TANF, MFIP, SNAP, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, WIC, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.

Joining is easy. Sign up in person by presenting your photo ID and one of the following documents at the museum ticketing desk:

  • EBT card
  • Medical assistance card (includes MinnesotaCare)
  • Section 8 document
  • WIC folder
  • Supplemental Security Income verification
  • Social Security Disability Benefits verification
  • Free/reduced school meal approval
  • RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance)
  • General Assistance verification

Questions? Contact us at bellmembers@umn.edu or 612-625-4978. See Hours & Admission for general ticketing information.