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Bell Museum of Natural History Minneapolis

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Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis
MN
55455
Tel: (612) 624-7083

Where are we going today?

The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark destination. It is a familiar point-of-entry to the resources of the University of Minnesota and a gateway to the natural wonders of our state. The Bell Museum serves young and old alike as they seek to findand better understand and appreciatetheir own place in a living, changing world.
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    Charming. Perhaps it would be better named the Bell Museum of Early 20th Century Vertebrate Zoology since it mainly contains dozens of wonderful antique dioramas of local birds and mammals. A great display of the art of the diorama. A guidebook that describes the connections between the species (e.g., their ecological niches) would useful. The diorama with the Passenger Pigeon is worth the modest admission cost -- the most populous bird species in North American made extinct in a few years by insane humans. The Touch & See room is the crown jewel....Read More

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    My opinion quite boring

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    Not a huge place, but very interesting, especially if you love animals.

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    They have really interesting things here, some of which Matt was very suprised to see himself. WE enjoyed our time we spent there and wouldn't mind going back.

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    FYI Google...it is NOT free admission

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by Malty Gribbletum

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Charming. Perhaps it would be better named the Bell Museum of Early 20th Century Vertebrate Zoology since it mainly contains dozens of wonderful antique dioramas of local birds and mammals. A great display of the art of the diorama. A guidebook that describes the connections between the species (e.g., their ecological niches) would useful. The diorama with the Passenger Pigeon is worth the modest admission cost -- the most populous bird species in North American made extinct in a few years by insane humans. The Touch & See room is the crown jewel. The student staff were wonderfully welcoming.

The Weather

Thursday

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Saturday

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