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The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium will be closed for system upgrades the following dates:

Tuesday, August 27 - Friday, August 30
Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 6
Tuesday, September 10


Combo and Planetarium Tickets

Select the planetarium showing of your choice to purchase combination or planetarium-only tickets.
For more details on the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, visit the Bell's website .

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Planetarium Show Descriptions

All shows* include a live Minnesota Night Sky program, in which our presenters take you on a tour of the night sky, with a guide to the planets, stars, and constellations you can see from Minnesota.  

Habitat Earth 
Recommended for ages 8 and up; 45 minutes with MN Night Sky program – 25 without 

From the tallest trees to the smallest fungi, dig into the dynamic relationships in our connected world. Learn about the human impact on the world around us and the steps we can take to maintain human and ecological networks. Narrated by Frances McDormand, this cinematic film features stunning renderings of both biological and human-built networks (and of how they intersect), taking show-goers on an incredible, immersive journey through the interconnectedness of life on Earth.

One Giant Leap 
Recommended for all ages; 45 minutes 
The latest Bell original production, One Giant Leap allows audiences to stand on the surface of the Moon with Neil Armstrong, using archival recordings of the momentous moments of the Moon landing, transformed into a 360 experience. Presented by planetarium staff, this show explores what this event meant to the generation that experienced it as well as those that came afterward and discusses what might be the world's next "giant leap."

Out of This World! 
Recommended for all ages; 45 minutes 
Explore our Solar System in this dynamic live show. Guided by planetarium staff, audience questions and feedback will help drive the program. We might visit the smallest planet or largest moon. Maybe you’ll be the first humans to land on Mars or fly through the rings of Saturn.

A Planet for Goldilocks
Recommended for all ages; 25 minutes 

The search for a planet like Earth – one with temperatures, oceans, and an atmosphere suitable for life has been a little like Goldilocks’ search for a decent bowl of porridge: some are too hot, some are too cold, but some are “just right.” Learn the techniques astronomers have already used to find thousands of tiny, dark worlds in orbit around distant stars – some in the Goldilocks Zone.

Seeing: A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time, and Mind
Recommended for ages 8 and up; 25 minutes
Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone's retina. This show explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain.

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather 
Recommended for ages 4-8 and their families; 35 minutes with MN Night Sky program – 25 without 
Inspired by the poplar Saturday morning cartoon, this film follows the heroes of the Zula Patrol on an interstellar expedition to collect weather samples for scientist Multo’s research. In the process of battling a villain’s scheme to rule the Universe, they learn all about weather, on earth and around the galaxy.

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Planetarium show prices

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To purchase tickets by phone,
please call 612-626-9660
Tuesday - Sunday
10 AM to 5 PM.

Contact us:
Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55113

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