Personal Photography

We encourage photography for personal use throughout the Bell Museum, with the exception of during programs in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. We love it when people tag us @bellmuseum. Our only restrictions are on tripods or professional shoots (portraits, group pics, etc.) that might create bottlenecks in public spaces.

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Press/News Media

Inquiries can be directed to the Bell’s Communications Manager, Andria Waclawski,


Commercial Photography Requests

Access may be limited for commercial filming. The museum’s unique architecture and collections make it an ideal setting for filming and photographing events and activities. Note: All still photography and filming/taping, other than that being done by news organizations for news purposes, students filming as part of coursework, or for official University Units is considered to be commercial work. Visit Filming and Photography at the University for more information and to submit a filming request.