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 August 3, the University of Minnesota requires that masks be worn inside all buildings on campus, including the Bell Museum. Visitors 2 years and older, whether vaccinated or not, must wear a well-fitting mask over their mouth and nose and while inside the museum building. Bandanas, gaiters, vented masks and single layer face coverings are not permitted.

January Planetarium Schedule:
NOTE: At this time, advanced tickets are not available. Tickets must be purchased at the museum.

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!

**Please note: The museum will be closed Jan 1, and Jan 12 - 14.

 

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.

Get Tickets:
NOTE: At this time, advanced tickets are not available. Tickets must be purchased at the museum.


 

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.

Minnesota Water Stories 
Recommended for ages 10+ | 30 minutes
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. It is the land where the water reflects the sky. Water is essential to life and we all have connections to it, yet there are challenges threatening our waters. Minnesota Water Stories explores challenges, current research, and opportunities we have to protect our more precious resource.

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.