Bell Museum of Natural History

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Facility:Bell Museum of Natural History
Description:The Bell Museum has exceptional scientific collections. Nearly 4 million specimens - mammals, birds, fishes, plants, mollusks and insects - provide opportunities for research and learning. From Eurasia to South America, Bell Museum scientists collect specimens to build the museum's biological collections, which serve as an international library for scientific research. In addition to collections from around the globe, the Bell Museum has the largest collection documenting Minnesota's biodiversity.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:University of Minnesota
Address 2:10 Church Street SE
City:Minneapolis
State/Province:MN
Zip Code:55455-0140
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and some holidays.
Admission:Members: Free
UMN Staff and Faculty: Free
UMN Students: Free
Non-UMN Students: $3
Adults: $5
Children 3-16: $3
Children under 3 years: Free
Seniors 62+: $3

Free admission on Sundays
Telephone:(612) 624-7083
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
E. Nickel, Co-op Member
Very Nice half day museum trip. There are 2 levels of animals in diorama exhibits-- all animals are mounted so you may want to warn your kids they are dead-- mine were pretty freaked out by that. There are scavenger hunts available to make the museum trip more of an adventure. The best part of the museum is the touch room on the 2nd floor. This area has games to play, live animals to see up close, pelts to feel and compare, and educational toys to play with. This area kept my 3 kids busy for longer than the rest of the museum combined.
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