Bell Museum

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


2088 Larpenteur Avenue WestSt Paul, MN 55113 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

As Minnesota’s state natural history museum, our mission is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world.


We are Minnesota’s official natural history museum, established by the legislature in 1872 and held in trust by the University of Minnesota. For over a century, the museum has preserved and interpreted our state’s rich natural history and served learners of all ages through hands-on experiences at the intersection of the sciences, arts, and humanities. Additionally, our scientific collections contain over one million specimens, representing every county in Minnesota and various locales around the globe.

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