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There's always something new to do at the museum. Visit our events calendar to learn about programs like virtual Star Parties, special events, and online and in-person programs.
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We are now open Friday–Sunday! Tickets are on sale now for members and the general public. Advance reservations are recommended.
What's happening lately with the Bell?
Climates of InequalityExplore the new exhibit
A Charge Forward GrantDeveloping a planetarium show for a diverse audience
Virtual K-12 ProgramsLearn about virtual K-12 programs at the Bell
Fifty Nights under the StarsExperience Minnesota’s nightscapes
Connecting to NatureMeet resident artist Josh Winkler
Meet the BeetlesThey turn carcasses to skeletons
Watch the video
VIDEO: Spring Fling virtual dance partyEnjoy the video!
2020 Graduate Awards & FellowshipsCongrats to all recipients!
Custom Bell Backgrounds for ZoomDownload from SmugMug
Earth Day 202050th Anniversary Edition
VIDEO: Crane Dance in the WetlandsTurn up your volume to hear their calls!
Songs of Spring: A Ribbiting ChorusLearn about the sounds coming to a pond near you this spring
International Bat Appreciation DayCelebrating bats' important role in our ecosystem