Museum of the Moon
May 21 – June 9
The Bell Museum’s Year of Apollo celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing continues with a showcase Museum of the Moon, by UK artist Luke Jerram. Our installation also coincides with the anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 10 mission that orbited the Moon May 18-26, 1969, the “dress rehearsal” for the first Moon landing.
The seven meter spherical sculpture of Earth’s Moon is a fusion of NASA imagery, simulated moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit sphere represents five kilometers of the lunar surface. Museum of the Moon will be suspended from the ceiling in Horizon Hall and have only a few feet between it and the floor. The artwork will technically be on view day and night thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that flank the north and south ends of the museum’s large lobby.
Reading the Moon
A family-friendly reading list with titles selected by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator,
Children’s Literature Research Collections
The complete list here
Join Lisa Von Drasek @ The Bell
Super Moon Pajama Party At
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113
Saturday | June 01, 2019 , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Check out the Museum of the Moon sculpture, visit all our galleries, and take a bite out of the Moon with a specially decorated cookie.
A Moon-themed version of our Minnesota Night Sky show will play in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, and an Astronaut Challenge in Solution Studio will test your engineering skills.
A Moon-inspired story time is a good chance for some downtime; bring a blanket and relax while Librarian Lisa reads a story at 7 and 8 pm.
Ticket are $20, and $15 youth ages 3–18 ($15/$10 for Bell members) and include the Museum of the Moon, entry to all galleries, a planetarium show, make-and-take space diorama activity, and a moon cookie. Tickets available April 16 here!
* No overnight, just hanging out and having fun until 9 pm!