Bell Museum Of Natural History
We’re definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you’re looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what’s happening in the museum world.
You don’t know Minnesota until you’ve been to these local museums.
The Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota is getting ready to move. The museum is moving its famous dioramas from the 140-year-old building, that is closing, to the its future home on the St. Paul campus.
University of Minnesota police officers say they warned two students after they were caught engaged in sexual activity at the U’s Bell Museum last week. A 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were discovered at the museum.
The Bell Museum of Natural History is opening a new exhibit dedicated to butterflies and moths. The exhibit is called, “Flutter: Butterflies and Moths in Art and Science and Natural Curiosity.”
The spring, summer and fall months in Minnesota are made for living life out in the great outdoors (some die-hard snowbirds would argue winter is too). But with Midwest weather you never know what to expect. Sunny and 70 degrees one day … rainy and humid the next. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop the fun and stay cooped up in the house on a rainy day — especially when there are kids involved.
So if you are sick and tired of drizzles and downpours, look no further. We’ve put together what we think are 10 of the best activities in the Twin Cities that can keep your family dry (well, mostly) and entertained on a rain day.
It was the catch of a lifetime, but outgoing University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks is parting ways with his big fish.