Close up of the museum's woolly mammoth sculpture.

Press Room

The latest news about exhibits, programs, research and collections

Read the latest releases, media kits and news from the Bell Museum below. Journalists and bloggers are welcome to visit the museum during standard operating hours. Request a press visit by contacting our staff in advance to we can arrange a press pass for you.

Bell Museum Public Relations

Andria Waclawski, Communications Manager

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Press Releases

Bell Museum’s Mammoth Grand Opening Tickets On Sale

June 6, 2018 — The renovated Bell Museum features a 21st century facility, world-famous exhibits, and all-new displays and programs.

Bell Museum Grand Opening set for July 13-15, 2018

April 9, 2018 — Grand Opening events are planned to span the weekend, including a special ticketed party on Friday night.

Bell Museum welcomes new Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology

May 16, 2018 — Dr. Sushma Reddy will oversee the museum’s vast bird collection as well as a research program to further develop the avian tree of life.

Dome Construction Begins on Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

August 1, 2017 — Latest Technology Makes the Theater the First of Its Kind in the World.

World-renowned Bell Museum wildlife dioramas begin historic move to new home in St. Paul

June 21, 2017 — No other museum has attempted a move of this scale with dioramas of this age and method of construction.

New Bell Museum features bird-safe glass windows

April 3, 2017 — All of the exterior windows at the new Bell Museum feature a custom patterned glass to aid in bird conservation.

Largest commercial installation of Thermally Modified Wood at the new Bell Museum

February 15, 2017 — Approximately 40 percent of the museum’s exterior will consist of the thermally modified wood—the largest installation in the U.S.


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