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Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis

(3.7/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This museum makes for a fun & educational rainy day outing with kids. It has diverse exhibits: wildlife in their natural habitat (sort of like screenshots of animals' lives) as well as exploration and...  more »
  • The Bell Museum is a beautiful old building with some incredible dioramas depicting Minnesota wildlife. Most of them were installed between the mid-20s and the 60s. Visiting the museum is like steppin...  more »
  • We brought our one year old, and really enjoyed the vintage feel of this museum. The displays are very well done, as others have commented. We also enjoyed the overall aesthetic of a small well cared ...  more »
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  • This museum is mostly taxidermy animals. The touch and see room is the only highlight. They have a few aquariums with reptiles that you can ask to touch. The room has a lot of interactive and educational elements. The museum is moving to a new space soon, I'm betting it'll get a much needed modernization then.
  • A great place to take children, the Bell Museum of Natural History has great dioramas and lots of stuffed birds and animals that you'll find interesting to look at.
  • We had to park far away because the University traffic was crazy. Also, it was $23 for myself and 3 kids to get in. But there are lots of beautiful displays and the touch and see room was great. The helpers there are super good with kids, very knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and help kids get interested. The live animals and habitats were engaging.
  • I took my kids since they offer free admission on Sundays. I would suggest this museum to anyone,particularly people with kids. they have an entire room that is 98% kid friendly and they have different amphibians that they will gladly take out for up close encounters The guy working the 'touch and see' area was very knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy answering questions kids had. I would have liked to see more than wildlife exhibits, but I have no regrets about going. It was sort of like a zoo with only animals found in America, and none were living.
  • It was extremely dated. I see they are building a new facility set to open in 2018, that will be spectacular I am sure. This one is closing Dec 31, 2016 and there is only 1 room that is interactive (I held a cockroach & snake) otherwise it is all taxidermy that looks to be well over 20 years old. The Mezzanine has photographs but overall I did not like this. It is only $8 to get in a person, but that's $8 I could have used elsewhere.