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University Events

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The Bell Museum offers a new and versatile venue on campus with discounted rental rates for University of Minnesota Events.

What Qualifies an Event for the University Rate?

A University event is defined as a University of Minnesota entity hosting a University-sponsored event that supports the mission of the institution. A member of the University department is our contact who coordinates the event details, signs the contract and pays the invoice. A corporate or private event coordinated by a University alumnus, donor or employee is charged the non-University rate.

Contact our event staff today at bellevents@umn.edu or 612-626-3528.

CAPACITY

Horizon Hall:

Capacity: 

  • 120 Guests for buffet
  • 150 Guests for plated meal
  • 200 Guests theater seating
  • 225 Guests for reception

A/V Equipment: 

  • Podium with built-in microphone
  • Handheld wireless microphone
  • Lapel microphones
  • 12,000 Lumen projector
  • Computer cables
  • Speaker system

Also Included: 

  • Coat room
  • North and South Plazas and Lounge 

Rental Start Time: 

  • Available for events starting at 5:00 PM

Planetarium + 3M LaunchPad:

Capacity: 

  • Tiered theater seating for 120 guests + 6 accessible seating spaces

A/V Equipment: 

  • Podium with built-in microphone
  • Lapel microphone
  • Handheld wireless microphone
  • Planetarium screen with 4 backdrop options
  • Inset projector with projection capabilities to overlay a backdrop
  • Sound system
  • Dynamic LED lighting system

Rental Start Time: 

  • Available for events starting at 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Nucleus:

Capacity: 

  • 40 guests for reception style
  • 60 guests for seated dining
  • 80 guests for theater seating

A/V Equipment: 

  • Podium with built-in microphone
  • Lapel microphone
  • 4100 Lumen projector & screen
  • Computer cables
  • Front and back of room cameras

Also Included: 

  • Shelving
  • Counter space and sink

Rental Start Time:

  • Available for events starting at 8:00 AM

 

Nucleus + MN Journeys Exhibit:

Capacity:
  • 60 guests for seated dining
  • 80 guest theater seating
  • 100 guests reception style
 
A/V Equipment:
  • Podium with built-in microphone
  • Lapel microphone
  • 4100 Lumen projector & screen
  • Computer cables
  • Front and back of room cameras

Also Included:

  • Shelving
  • Counter space and sink

Rental Start Time:

  • Available for events starting at 5:00 PM
 

Full Museum Rental:

Capacity:

  • 600 guests for reception style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENTAL TIME

  • 0-4 hours included in rental
  • Horizon Hall, Planetarium, MN Journey’s Exhibit, or Full Museum rentals available for events starting at 5:00 PM
  • The Nucleus rental available for events starting at 8:00 AM

AMENITIES

  • Nearby local breweries and hotels
  • Outdoor plaza(s) access
  • Preferred Caterers
  • In-house tables and chairs
  • Set-up and tear-down of event tables and chairs
  • Personal Event Coordinator and Onsite Event Associate
  • 120 parking spaces
  • In-house A/V equipment

PRICING

For further details and pricing, please contact bellevents@umn.edu or 612-626-3528 for venue rental pricing

APPROVED CATERERS

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