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2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
November 11 - November 17
Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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A dark eyed junco sitting on a branch

Guided Birding Walk

Thursday 01/01/1970
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Join the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union on a guided bird walk! 

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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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November 18 - November 24
An illustration of soundwaves

After Hours: Soundwaves

Thursday 01/01/1970
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

At After Hours: Soundwaves, 2019-20 showcase artist Mike Wilson will have his equipment set up in Horizon Hall to help guests arrange and sculpt natural sound, using sound design tools to manifest possible future environmental realities. Add effects to different sounds, change their pitches, and more, to help create a “Bell composition” with your audio experiments.

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A slice of the cover of The Street Beneath My Feet

November Story Time

Thursday 01/01/1970
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Calling all future scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians to Story Time. Families are invited to listen to fun and engaging stories that call out adventures and mishaps of kid scientists and engineers, and explore our universe from the far reaches of the galaxy down to tiny microbes here on Earth. Join us after the story for engaging STEAM hands-on activities.

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November 25 - December 01
Family doing a creative challenge in the exhibit

Family Discovery Days: Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday 01/01/1970
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Join us for some science-related family fun over this long weekend! Enjoy activities in our education wing, a special display in Collections Cove, and some favorite Solution Studio challenges including weaving (back from our popular 2018 exhibit!) and several other activities.

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Sun flare viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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December 02 - December 08

December Star Party: Apollo’s Last Landing

Thursday 01/01/1970
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Explore Minnesota skies with the Bell Museum at free outdoor telescope observing nights.

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December 09 - December 15
Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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Photo of mistletoe growing

Spotlight Science: Plant Love/Hate Stories

Thursday 01/01/1970
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Come learn more about chronic wasting disease, the research being done to help combat its spread, and what you can do to help. Our hosts, Peter Larsen and researchers at the UMN School of Veterinary Medicine, are working to develop a rapid field testing device that will quickly detect chronic wasting disease in deer populations.

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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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December 16 - December 22

After Hours: Rest-oration

Thursday 01/01/1970
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Curate a night at the museum from sketching unique specimens to special planetarium shows and stargazing. At our December After Hours, dive deep into the dioramas with Anita Cholewa, retired Herbarium curator and collections manager. Learn about how our native plants defend themselves against predators, amazing adaptations, and Minnesota’s biodiversity—and threats to it.

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A scene from Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment

December Story Time

Thursday 01/01/1970
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Calling all future scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians to Story Time. Families are invited to listen to fun and engaging stories that call out adventures and mishaps of kid scientists and engineers, and explore our universe from the far reaches of the galaxy down to tiny microbes here on Earth. Join us after the story for engaging STEAM hands-on activities.

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December 23 - December 29
A child works on a constellation card activity at a Bell event

Family Discovery Days: Winter Weekend

Thursday 01/01/1970
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Looking to exercise your brain during winter break? Join us for some science-related family fun this weekend! Enjoy activities in our education wing, a special display in Collections Cove, and a sun-centered planetarium show to warm you up.

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December 31 - January 06
rainbows and prisms

New Year’s Noon

Thursday 01/01/1970
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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Celebrate the New Year with sound and light at the Bell Museum's family-friendly New Year's celebration! Create and dance to your own rhythm when you make your own spin drum craft, bend light and form rainbows while you experiment with prisms., and party on with a countdown and ball-bouncing fun at noon.

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January 06 - January 12
Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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January 13 - January 19

After Hours: Geology

Thursday 01/01/1970
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Enjoy an evening at the museum! Curate your night from a host of activities, including sketching in the galleries, art-making activities, a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

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Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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January 20 - January 26
Array of large powered radio telescopes at sunset.

Skynet Scholars: First Winter Session

Thursday 01/01/1970
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Advanced registration is required.

Skynet Scholars is a program for middle and high school students that puts them in the driver’s seat to conduct their own scientific explorations of the universe.

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Sun flare viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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February 03 - February 09
Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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February 10 - February 16
Portrait of Charles Darwin

Darwin Day

Thursday 01/01/1970
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Explore the evolutionary relationships between animals found in the Galapagos—Darwin’s famed research region—and across the globe! Take a selfie with the man himself while you’re at it as we celebrate his birthday and contributions to science.

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Portrait of Charles Darwin

Darwin Day

Thursday 01/01/1970
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Explore the evolutionary relationships between animals found in the Galapagos—Darwin’s famed research region—and across the globe! Take a selfie with the man himself while you’re at it as we celebrate his birthday and contributions to science.

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Kids look at a gecko that's perched on someone's finger

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities.

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February 17 - February 23

Silent Sky

Thursday 01/01/1970
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson presented by Theatre Pro Rata in partnership with The Bell Museum February 22-March 8, 2020 Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium Saturday, Feb 22,  7:30pm Sunday, Feb 23,  3:30pm Friday, Feb 28,   7:30pm Saturday, Feb 29, 7:30pm Sunday, March 1,   3:30pm Friday, March 6,   7:30pm Saturday, March 7,   7:30pm Sunday, March 8,   3:30pm General Admission Tickets go on-sale Monday, December 2 $30 Adults ($25 Bell members) $15 Students, ages 10-21  ($12 student members) In the early twentieth…

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Sun viewed through a telescope

Solar Sunday

Thursday 01/01/1970
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Telescopes aren’t just for night observing. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing as well as some hands-on interactive activities to better understand our nearest star, the Sun.

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