Hours, Admission & Directions

Bell Museum Front Entrance

Monday – Friday  9 am – 5 pm
Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Sunday  Noon – 5 pm

Celebrate one last classic Bell Museum experience & be part of our future—the new Bell Museum + Planetarium opens on the St. Paul campus in 2018. Our longtime home on the Minneapolis campus closes on December 31, 2016.

The museum will be open every day in December, except 12/24-25. There will be extended hours December 26-31 from 9 am to 7 pm.


Members  Free
UMN Faculty, Staff & Students  Free
Non-UMN Students  $5
Adults  $8
Seniors (62+) $7
Youth (3-17) $5
Children under 3  Free

Directions & Parking

10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The museum is on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus, at the southwest corner of 17th Avenue (Church Street) and University Avenue S.E. with easy access from either I-35W or I-94. Check the interactive map to see our location and help navigate your route.

Our research collections and academic curators are in various locations on the University's campus in St. Paul.

Ample parking is available just one block northeast of the Bell in the 4th Street Ramp, or one block south Church Street Garage. Look at a map of hourly parking facilities (.pdf) on the East Bank. More Information:

Note: Some metered parking is available on surrounding streets.

Metro Transit
Numerous bus routes from all over the Twin Cities will bring you to the Bell! Visit Metro Transit to plan your trip. Also, the Metro Transit Green Line stops nearby at the East Bank Station on Washington Avenue. From there it is a short walk—one block west of the station, turn right (north) on Church Street and continue to University Avenue.

Bell Museum on the East Bank Campus