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2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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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Portion of the cover of "Plants that "Never Ever Bloom"

January 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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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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January 27 - February 02
Double cluster (star image from NASA)

January Star Party

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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A constellation photo with title: Space Fest 2020

Space Fest 2020

Thursday 01/01/1970
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
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Join us for our annual celebration of the cosmos, 10 am–5 pm Saturday and Sunday! We’ll be exploring the many women in space science and their contributions to the field.

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February 03 - February 09
Two smiling girls examine an animal skull that one girl is holding

Summer Camp Preview 2020

Thursday 01/01/1970
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Join us for a taste of summer camp 2020 activities as we officially launch our pre-sale to Bell members. We'll be showcasing a few special camper activities in our classrooms, answering your questions about camps, registration, scholarships, and more. We will be accepting in-person registration and scholarship applications.

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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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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
data visualization

After Hours: Immersion

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, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting). There will be no planetarium show this evening.

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Image of birds from the Audubon Experience exhibit

Audubon Experience Yoga

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s exhibition Audubon, Animated. This 60-minute gentle hatha-style class will be held in the immersive video installation "The Audubon Experience,” and include movements inspired by birds, a bird-themed guided relaxation, and meditation accompanied by birdsong.

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Photo of actor playing Henrietta Leavitt in front of a starry sky, examining a paper

Silent Sky

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

Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, will be presented by Theatre Pro Rata in partnership with The Bell Museum on February 22–March 8, 2020, in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Showtimes Saturday, February 22, 7:30 pm Sunday, February 23, 3:30 pm Friday, February 28, 7:30 pm* (Open Captioned) Saturday, February 29, 7:30 pm Sunday, March 1, 3:30 pm Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm Sunday, March 8, 3:30 pm (ASL and Audio Description) General admission tickets…

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  • Sunday02/23/2020
    3:30 pm
  • Friday02/28/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday02/29/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday03/01/2020
    3:30 pm
  • Friday03/06/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Saturday03/07/2020
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday03/08/2020
    3:30 pm

February 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.

Find out more »
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 24 - March 01
Double cluster (star image from NASA)

February Star Party

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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March 09 - March 15
A family holds a paper chain with the digits of pi

Pi Day 2020

Thursday 01/01/1970
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Help us continue the Pi Day chain we started last year—let’s see if we can beat our record of 500 links! You can make your very own link to add to the chain … which digit in this never-ending number will be yours? Dress your digit up with your very own irrational pi-ku (a haiku with 3 syllables/1 syllable/4 syllables) or a phrase in Pilish—the possibilities are endless (get it!)! This popup event will continue all day in Horizon Hall.

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Double cluster (star image from NASA)

March Star Party

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 pm - 10:00 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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March 16 - March 22
A chickadee on a winter branch

After Hours: Birds

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 planetarium show, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

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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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March 23 - March 29
Image of birds from the Audubon Experience exhibit

Audubon Experience Yoga

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s exhibition Audubon, Animated. This 60-minute gentle hatha-style class will be held in the immersive video installation "The Audubon Experience,” and include movements inspired by birds, a bird-themed guided relaxation, and meditation accompanied by birdsong.

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March 30 - April 05
Double cluster (star image from NASA)

April Star Party

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 pm - 10:00 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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April 13 - April 19
Photo of Earth from space

After Hours: Earth

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 planetarium show, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

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April 20 - April 26
Image of birds from the Audubon Experience exhibit

Audubon Experience Yoga

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s exhibition Audubon, Animated. This 60-minute gentle hatha-style class will be held in the immersive video installation "The Audubon Experience,” and include movements inspired by birds, a bird-themed guided relaxation, and meditation accompanied by birdsong.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
April 27 - May 03
Double cluster (star image from NASA)

May Star Party

Thursday 01/01/1970
9:00 pm - 10:30 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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May 04 - May 10
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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May 18 - May 24

After Hours: Movement

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 planetarium show, and stargazing on the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck (weather permitting).

Find out more »
May 25 - May 31
Image of birds from the Audubon Experience exhibit

Audubon Experience Yoga

Thursday 01/01/1970
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

Start your weekend off on the right foot with balanced poses in the Bell Museum’s exhibition Audubon, Animated. This 60-minute gentle hatha-style class will be held in the immersive video installation "The Audubon Experience,” and include movements inspired by birds, a bird-themed guided relaxation, and meditation accompanied by birdsong.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
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