Bell Museum – Minnesota’s Preeminent Natural History Museum

The new 92,000 square foot, $79 million dollar Bell Museum opened this past July in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Bell is Minnesota’s preeminent natural history museum since 1872 and now the all new Bell Museum continues to bring together science, art, and the environment with a unique Minnesota perspective. Designed by the Minneapolis office of architects, Perkins + Will, the new museum features a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, famous wildlife dioramas, and outdoor learning experiences just to name a few highlights.

Loll Designs, and our retail partner Room and Board, stepped-up our support by donating Loll outdoor furniture for Bell’s outdoor learning landscape, second floor green roof and observation deck, with sustainable landscaping and native plants, geology exploration area, and a solar station. Loll’s sister company, Intectural, provided Arbor Wood, a locally sourced white pine that was thermally modified before being custom milled and installed on 40% of the exterior of the building. This was both Intectural’s largest installation and the largest thermally modified wood installation in the country to date.