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Special Preview Luncheon

Monday, July 9
11 am – 1:30 pm

As our scientific partners and colleagues, we’d like to invite you to an exclusive sneak preview luncheon at the new Bell Museum and the state-of-the-art Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium.

Hosted by Director, Denise Young, Director of Public Engagement and Science Learning Holly Menninger, along with Scientific Director George Weiblen and our curatorial team, we’d like to start new conversations as we launch a new era of the Bell Museum.
The $25 fee covers the cost of a box lunch, along with a special gift bag including a Bell t-shirt and other gifts.
We hope you’ll join us for this informal event; we’d like to talk more and offer you a sneak preview of the planetarium, as well as previews of the museum exhibits, our expanded educational collection, the new astronomy observation deck, and more!
The brief Planetarium preview program will be repeated twice during this event, at 11:15am and at 12:45pm. Complimentary tickets will be available at the event check-in table on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration/Tickets are available here: z.umn.edu/BellPreviewLuncheon  (It will ask you for your lunch preference as well as your t-shirt size).

Box Lunch Menu Options:
Smoked Turkey & Swiss
Brie and Apple
Strawberry Salad (gluten free)

Join and Save!
Join the Bell today and save up to $10. Membership pays for itself in just two visits! Get a year of adventures with free admission to our galleries and half-price tickets to Planetarium shows. We’ll have a membership table at the luncheon, but you can also purchase online at  z.umn.edu/grand2018.  Use the promo code GRAND2018 to receive the special discount.

Grand Opening: July 13-15
Save the Date and stay tuned for more information on the Bell’s grand opening celebration made possible by co-presenting sponsors General Mills and McGough Construction, as well as Boston Scientific and 3M. Events are planned to span the weekend, with a special ticketed party on Friday night.

Volunteer Program
The Bell is launching a volunteer program to help support both special events and ongoing programming. One-hour information sessions are scheduled this spring and summer. More information can be found at www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/volunteer/

The Bell Museum strives to make its facility and events accessible to all. We are happy arrange audio description, ASL interpretation, or other accommodations with a two-week notice.  For additional information or to request an accommodation, please contact the accessibility office at 612-624-4268 or crfrey@umn.edu.