Grand Opening

An Opening of Mammoth Proportion!

Friday-Sunday, July 13-15

The Bell springs back to life with an epic weekend celebrating our grand reopening and new building. Join us to celebrate, explore, and marvel, from microorganisms to the woolly mammoth to the outer realms of the universe.

The entire weekend will feature hands-on science, exciting experiences in the state of the art Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and artistic projects from nature sketching to make-your-own dioramas.

Welcome to the new Bell Museum. Get the full scoop on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday opening events below!

Tickets now on sale!

Advance gallery admission, planetarium tickets, and combo gallery-planetarium tickets are now on sale! We strongly encourage purchasing advance tickets. Get details on general admission.


Museum gallery admission is available either online or at the door. Planetarium shows are selling out:

Saturday: Limited ticket available for the 6:15pm show

Sunday: Limited tickets available for the 11:45am, 1:00pm, and 2:15pm shows.

Parking Information

We are anticipating a high volume of visitors for our opening weekend. Additional parking lots available with a complimentary accessible shuttle. Find a detailed list/map of options here.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Logo for General Mills and McGogh Construction

Contributing Sponsors

Boston Scientific corporate logo

Perkins+Will logo

Associate Sponsor

Media Partner
Minnesota Public Radio