Horizon Hall at the Bell Museum, set up with event tables with shiny blue and gold linens

Private Events & Rentals

Stunning design integrates Minnesota’s finest elements into the architecture of the Bell Museum. Minnesota’s official natural history museum, now located on the Saint Paul campus, creates an impressive setting for any event. With ample natural light in all the event spaces and state of the art audio visual equipment, successful events are inevitable at the Bell.

Room rental pricing includes built-in audio visual equipment in each of the rooms and up to 6 hours of room rental time. Customizable options are available to be added to each room rental to allow for extended museum experiences. Guided star gazing, museum tours and hands-on activities allow you to provide your guests with a full museum experience.


Packages include room rental fees, set up, and dedicated event staff on the night of the event to ensure all details go smoothly.

Rental Spaces Available

  • Horizon Hall
  • The Nucleus
  • Classrooms
  • Observation Deck
  • Planetarium
  • Whole Building Rentals

Catering Options

Our exclusive caterers are sure to create a menu that fits your tastes and leaves your guests impressed.

Weddings under the stars! 

Contact our event staff today:

Bridget McCoy, 612-626-3528, bellevents@umn.edu