Close up of the museum's woolly mammoth sculpture.

Grand Opening

An Opening of Mammoth Proportion!

July 13-15, 2018

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!

Or call 612-626-9660 to purchase tickets over the phone during business hours, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Friday party tickets, as well as advance gallery admission, planetarium tickets, and combo gallery-planetarium tickets for Saturday and Sunday are now on sale! We strongly encourage purchasing advance tickets. Get details on general admission.

Read the press release.


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