Solar Eclipse at the Bell Museum

Monday, April 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn more about the eclipse

Join us at the Bell for a special open Monday to celebrate Minnesota’s partial view of the eclipse on Monday, April 8. The eclipse will be at its peak at about 2 p.m. and we’ll see about 75% coverage here in Minnesota. Throughout the day, we’ll have a plethora of solar focused activities, a livestream of the eclipse, a new eclipse flipbook pattern, and expert astronomy staff to answer all of your solar questions!

Please note: we’re unable to control the clouds — if the weather is poor on the day of the eclipse, we’ll still have a day of sun-focused activities!

Please be aware that we expect large crowds. All children under 18 must be properly supervised. Our guideline is at least 1 adult per 8 children.

This is a public event and we are not accepting group visits for our eclipse programming.  We will not be able to accommodate buses, and do not have the infrastructure and staffing to support group needs on this day.