The Bell Museum has migrated from Minneapolis to its state-of-the-art digs on the Saint Paul campus.
The Rebirth of the Bell
We’ve got new neighbors on the Saint Paul campus! The Bell Museum—formerly the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History—has completed its move into a beautiful new space, built with locally sourced materials and designed with sustainability in mind.
There’s so much to see and do in the modern incarnation of this 146-year-old institution. Stroll past the famous dioramas depicting a variety of Minnesota landscapes and their native flora and fauna, such as grouse in a tallgrass prairie and swallow-tailed kites on a Mississippi River bluff. Trace the constellations in the planetarium, which uses the latest in digital technology. Examine hundreds of animal specimens in the Touch and See Lab, a new museum feature.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Bell Museum!