After Hours at the Bell
The Bell opens its doors to celebrate art, science, and the natural world with special activities and guests! Come for one part of stay the whole night. It is free with your museum admission or membership.
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Gain unique perspectives on our special exhibits from artists and University of Minnesota experts in an engaging informal gallery tour.
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Explore your creative side - whether you're an accomplished illustrator, casual hobbyist, or budding artist. gather to draw, color or craft a variety of themed specimens that are often tucked away safely in the Bell's vaults!
ExploraDome Open House
5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
You decide where to go - anywhere in the observable universe. Stop in anytime (or several times) during your ExploraDome Open House and sample the experience on us.
Stargazing with MIfA
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Special presentations from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics are followed by outdoor telescope observations (weather permitting) at 7:30 pm. The presentations will go on rain or shine! The presentation and stargazing are free for anyone!