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Bell Museum of Natural History

Map10 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis 55455


Set on the campus of the University of Minnesota, the Bell Museum of Natural History explores the history of life in the natural world through dioramas, hands-on activities and exhibits. From the Touch and See Discovery Room to the immersive shows in the 120-seat Exploradome planetarium, the museum allows children and adults alike to experience natural history in an interactive and entertaining manner. Diorama Hall features a variety of three-dimensional, life-like animals in their natural habitat, and special seasonal exhibits present art depicting a variety of species. The Bell Museum is in the process of moving to the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus.

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