Wall of antlers with moody shadows

Spooky Science

Halloween with the Bell

We’ve got it all! In-museum demos include owl pellet exploration and flesh eating beetle meet-and-greets! Also check out a new installation in the Touch & See wall with a skull and skeleton focus, and also featuring some especially weird and wonderful specimens from our collection.

In addition, we’ll have virtual programming throughout the time leading up to Halloween with Bell staff demonstrating an owl pellet dissection, showing off our milk snake, and sketching a bat specimen!

  • Ghost of Cassiopeia

    Minnesota Spooky Skies
    Oct 22–Nov 1

    Zombies (satellites) and ghosts (nebulae) and demons (stars), oh my! Join us for this planetarium show to learn what spooky specters are hiding in our night sky at 1 pm each day.

  • Boo!

    Virtual Trick or Treat
    Oct 21–Nov 1

    Join our virtual trick or treat, with a small offering on Facebook or Instagram each day! It might be a skull pic, a sketching video, or a downloadable mask!

  • Dermestid beetles

    Demos & Activities at the Museum
    Oct 22–25 & Oct 29–Nov 1

    In-museum demos will include owl pellet exploration daily at 11 am and flesh eating beetle meet-and-greets daily at 1 pm!

The Weird & The Wonderful

You can see many unique items in a display wall in the Touch & See Lab beginning October 22. Here are some highlighted specimens!