Combo and Planetarium Tickets

 

Tour the cosmos and beyond in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium


The capacity of the Planetarium has been limited to 70% to continue to allow for at least one seat between groups. The Bell Museum, as part of the University of Minnesota, follows the guidance of the CDC on masking and the advice of our University public health experts. Effective March 21, Masks are welcome, but not required. Read more about our COVID-19 Protocols.

Planetarium Schedule:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10:30 Out of This World
11:30 Minnesota Night Skies
1:30 Out of This World
2:30 Far Out!
Saturday & Sunday

10:30 Out of This World
11:30 Minnesota Night Skies
12:30 Unseen Universe
1:30 Out of This World
2:30 Far Out!

 

Planetarium Only Tickets:

Please arrive 15 minutes before your showtime for seating. Planetarium-only tickets do not include access to any museum galleries.
 

Combo-Museum Entry & Planetarium Pricing:

You may arrive at the Museum at any time before your show (Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your showtime for seating) and enjoy the galleries for as long as you would like before and after your show; the Museum is open 10am - 4pm.

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SHOW DESCRIPTIONS


Out of This World!
Recommended for all ages | 30 minutes

Hop into the Bell Museum’s spaceship and tour the planets of our solar system. Investigate the phases of the Moon, be the first humans to land on Mars, and fly through the rings of Saturn. Discover your favorite planet, or moon, while learning what makes a planet a planet in the first place (sorry Pluto).

Minnesota Night Skies
Recommended for all ages | 30 minutes

Join our planetarium staff as we take a look at the sky above Minnesota, including seasonal constellations, the Moon, and visible planets. There’s something in the sky for everyone.

Far Out! 
Recommended for all ages | 30 minutes

Launch farther out than ever before. Journey to planets beyond our solar system, visit a black hole, or travel to the edge of our visible universe. The only thing expanding faster than the universe will be your sense of amazement!

Unseen Universe
Look into cutting edge astronomy and explore the universe far beyond our human senses. For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light. For the first time ever, in the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we now have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the spectrum and beyond. We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale.