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Yoga in the Gardens

Thursdays and Sundays throughout 2024

With over 1,200 acres of breathing room, including peaceful indoor spaces, the Arboretum serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Minnesota. Our Yoga in the Gardens series features year-round wellness classes led by local instructors.

"The Soil and The Story" Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 16–April 19

The Goldstein Museum of Design’s latest exhibition in the HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall), The Soil and The Story, celebrates Black Soilship in the Black Belt by highlighting 12 farms researched in the last three years across Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Its organizers, bridging the College of Design and CFANS, invite you to explore the relationships between science, nature, history, and culture—here and wherever you stand.

Moments of Memory: Minnesota Landscapes Painted from Life

On view January 27–May 26

Plein air painting is the art of capturing outdoor scenes from life. This form of painting from life moves artists out of the studio to study real landscapes. The result is a snapshot of a moment in time, one that might be remembered, but never repeated. Visitors to this exhibition at the Bell Museum will learn about the art of painting outdoors, its importance in the field of natural history, and its role in the making of the Bell’s dioramas. 

AIS Management 101

February 5–March 18

If you are currently managing aquatic invasive species (AIS) on the lake you live on, would like to be a more informed consumer of AIS management programs at your favorite lake, are considering new AIS control efforts, would like a better understanding of what lake management professionals are doing, or are just generally interested in aquatic invasive species management issues, then this course is for you!

Spring Flower Show

Daily, February 8–March 10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Immerse yourself in a celebration of vibrant color, rich textures, enchanting fragrance and lush, green floral vignettes while learning about the Arboretum’s incredible gardens, interesting history and architecture and specialty collections. 

10th Minnesota Phenology Gathering

Join us for a weekend of phenology! 

Classes Without Quizzes

Tuesday, March 12, Noon–1 p.m. (Virtual)

Join us for a virtual Classes Without Quizzes, "Curating Curiosities in the Bell Museum collections," where you'll hear lightning talks from three CFANS experts who serve in curatorial roles for the Bell Museum’s collections.

Pi Day at the Bell Museum

Wednesday to Sunday, March 13–17

Help us continue the Pi Day chain we started in 2019! Make your own link to add to this never-ending number. Which digit of Pi will you add? 

Webinar: Can underwater jets help prevent AIS spread?

Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m.

The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) webinar series brings in speakers from a broad range of aquatic invasive species topics to share the latest prevention, management, education and outreach updates.

Webinar Series: Improving Restorations

Thursdays, March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 25; Noon–1 p.m.

Join Extension and the DNR for a series of free professional development webinars for ecological restoration practitioners and project managers.