We're so happy to invite you back to the museum galleries
The Bell Museum brings together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Our high-tech exhibits, famous wildlife dioramas, and outdoor learning experiences are ready to welcome you back! If you love to explore, you’ll love the Bell Museum more than ever before!
We’re taking a measured approach to reopening, with safety at the center of all we do. As we continually evaluate and get feedback from staff and visitors, we will adjust and hope to offer extended hours and open the planetarium in the coming weeks.
Adjustments for Reopening
Limited days and hours of operation: Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–3 pm
Attendance will be limited to 25 percent of our building’s capacity (no more than 250 people in the entire building at any single time to encourage physical distancing).
We will require advance reservations of tickets for timed entry to the museum.
All visitors over 2 years old must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose. If a visitor has a medical condition or disability that prevents this, reasonable accommodations will be provided.
We have enhanced cleaning throughout the exhibit spaces and the Touch & See Lab for a safe visit.
To purchase tickets, follow the instructions at the UMN Ticket page or call 612-626-9660, 10 am–3 pm, Tuesday–Sunday. Ticket purchase will be online only. We are experiencing a high call volume: Please leave a voicemail and we will return your call shortly.