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Cinematic Cosmos – A Planetarium Film Festival

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Travel through the brain, around Minnesota’s watersheds, and to the furthest reaches of the universe—all from your seat. Join us for Cinematic Cosmos, a weekend long planetarium film festival, to experience special planetarium shows rarely seen at the Bell. With classic Bell original films like Minnesota in the Cosmos or new releases like Satelix, there’s something in the universe for everyone. Cinematic Cosmos is November 23–27 (closed Thanksgiving day). Tickets on sale November 9!

Upcoming Showtimes

 

Wednesday
11/23/22

Thursday
11/24/22

Friday
11/25/22 

Saturday
11/26/22

Sunday
11/27/22

10:30AM

Minnesota in the Cosmos

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Minnesota in the Cosmos

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

11:30AM

From Earth to the Universe

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

Two Small Pieces of Glass

From Earth to the Universe

Two Small Pieces of Glass

12:30PM

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

Habitat Earth

Open Captioning

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Habitat Earth

1:30PM

Big Astronomy

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

Unseen Universe Big Astronomy

Unseen Universe

2:30PM

A Planet for Goldilocks

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

Satelix

ASL Interpretation

A Planet for Goldilocks

Satelix

Planetarium Only Pricing

Please arrive 15 minutes before your showtime for seating. Planetarium-only tickets do not include access to any museum galleries.

Buy Planetarium-Only Tickets

Adult—$8
Senior (65+)—$7
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$6
U of M Student (with current student ID)—$4
Bell Museum members get 50 percent off planetarium tickets every day

Combo—Museum Entry & Planetarium Pricing

Combo tickets include a ticket to the museum before the planetarium show, please arrive within 15 minutes of your arrival time.  For alternative entry times please call for tickets, 612-626-9660

Buy Combo Tickets

Adult—$17
Senior (65+)—$14
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$12
U of M Student (with current student ID)—$4

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Adult—$4
Senior (65+)—$3.50
Youth (3–21, 0–2 years free*)—$3

 

*Children 2 and under may share a seat with an adult guardian in the planetarium. If an additional seat is needed, purchase them a youth ticket. Guests 12 and under require adult supervision during their visit/planetarium show.

 

Upcoming Shows

Three telescopes on top of mountain facing the sun

Big Astronomy

Recommended for ages 8 and older
Journey to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert—remote, extreme regions that happen to have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you’ll meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support staff who keep these mega-machines running.

Photo Credit: California Academy of Sciences

Image of the earth from outerspace with text: From Earth to the Universe

From Earth to the Universe

Recommended for ages 8 and older
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has inspired awe and been the subject of campfire stories, and ancient myths for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.

Habitat Earth screenshot from film

Habitat Earth

Recommended for ages 8 and older
From the tallest trees to the smallest fungi, dig into the dynamic relationships in our connected world. Learn about the human impact on the world around us and the steps that we can take to maintain the human and ecological networks.

Glowing sphere floating a top a Mayan structure

Mayan Archaeoastronomy

Recommended for ages 8 and older
In a feast of colors and sounds, tour six Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak and dive into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of the Moon, Venus, the Sun, and other stars.

view of Earth from space with clouds in the shape of Minnesota

Minnesota in the Cosmos

Recommended for ages 8 and older
In this original Bell Museum production, explore the formation of the universe from a uniquely Minnesota perspective. Investigate the deep cosmic and geological history of the land beneath our feet as seen through the eyes of a boy on a field trip to Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.

Planet for Goldilocks image -- a star or light peeking out from behind a planet

A Planet for Goldilocks

Recommended for ages 8 and older
The search for a planet like Earth – one with temperatures, oceans, and an atmosphere suitable for life has been a little like Goldilocks’ search for a decent bowl of porridge: some are too hot, some are too cold, but some are “just right.” Learn the techniques astronomers have already used to find thousands of tiny, dark worlds in orbit around distant stars – some in the Goldilocks Zone.

satellite in space

Satelix

Recommended for ages 8 and older
They are with us all day. When we wake up, go to school, to work or for a trip, and when we spend time with our families in the evening, too. And at night, they guard us while we sleep. Without them, we would not have navigation in our cars or mobile phones, or accurate weather forecasts. Do you ask who they are? None other than artificial satellites! They are the symbol of international cooperation across the continents. And they might enable us to live on this planet for another millennium.

telescope pointing towards the Milky Way

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Recommended for ages 8 and older
Explore the wonder and discoveries made by astronomers throughout the past 400 years using two small pieces of glass. From the invention of the telescope, to Galileo’s modifications, the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and the future of astronomy.

Yellow light surrounding black hole

Unseen Universe

Recommended for ages 8 and older
Look into cutting edge astronomy and explore the universe far beyond our human senses. For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light. For the first time ever, in the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we now have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the spectrum and beyond. We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale.

Animated charters above text: The Zula Patrol

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Recommended for all ages
The heroes of the intergalactic Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research. Along the way they learn about weather on Earth and on other planets.