Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium is now located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Saint Paul. Take amazing journeys from the far reaches of the cosmos to deep inside the human brain in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Explore the origins of the universe, the diversity of life on earth, and take a walk through the state of Minnesota, featuring our world famous wildlife dioramas.
Tickets can be purchased at the museum. Reserved planetarium and museum tickets are available online or over the phone. Call 612-626-9660 between 10 am–3 pm Wednesday-Sunday. Visitors with free or discounted passes, or who qualify for complimentary admissions, can either call to reserve your tickets, or simply reserve them at the museum.
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Around the universe and across Minnesota. Deep into Earth’s history and onward to our evolving future. Meet University of Minnesota scientists developing innovative solutions to some of Earth’s grand challenges. The Touch & See Lab is the first hands-on natural history discovery room and it is still enchanting visitors after 50 years. All ages will enjoy this interactive, behind-the scenes look at natural history collections, live animals, scientific challenges, digital microscopes, and ...
The museum recently launched the Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas, an online, searchable interface integrating over 5 terabytes of data from the Bell Museum on birds, mammals, fishes, plants, and fungi to enhance research capacity to perform a range of activities from biological surveys to conservation planning. (bellatlas.umn.edu) This database contains over 400,000 scientific records and as many as 175,000 high-resolution images with plans to expand entries and specimen photographs.
Bell Museum Membership. Inspire curiosity and wonder in explorers of all ages with a Bell Museum membership! Members enjoy a full year of exclusive museum benefits including free gallery admission, reduced price planetarium tickets, and much more.
Minnesota’s official natural history museum, is now located on the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. Take amazing journeys from the far reaches of the cosmos to deep inside the human brain in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Explore the origins of the universe and the diversity of life on earth in our galleries, which include our world famous wildlife dioramas.
Bell Museum 2088 Larpenteur Avenue W, St Paul. Join Bell resident artist Felicia Cooper for an in-gallery puppet show exploring the magic of Minnesota’s native mussels, the importance of biodiversity, and the wonder of natural history collections. Sat 28. Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm.
Bell Museum members get 50 percent off planetarium tickets every day. Combo—Museum Entry & Planetarium Pricing. Combo tickets include a ticket to the museum before the planetarium show, please arrive within 15 minutes of your arrival time. For alternative entry times please call for tickets, 612-626-9660. Buy Combo Tickets. Adult—$17 Senior (65+)—$14
The museum’s collaborative and dedicated team is driven to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world. Review current openings below—full details can be found by visiting the University’s employment site and searching by Job ID number (click here for a How To Guide) .