Bell Museum 150th Anniversary

The Bell Museum celebrates 150 years beginning January 2022. The yearlong celebration will feature different experiences that showcase the rich and varied history of the museum. Visitors are invited to engage with each new experience as the Bell Museum commemorates this exciting milestone.

In addition to exciting upcoming events, the Bell Museum looks forward to sharing monumental stories from its past. Since its humble start in 1872 as a one-room cabinet of curiosities, the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of natural history has become one of the state’s most important cultural institutions. Set to launch spring 2022, the upcoming book, A Natural Curiosity, chronicles the remarkable discoveries and personalities that have made the Bell Museum what it is today.