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Photo courtesy of The Bell Museum

Lots of new museum exhibits are opening in the Twin Cities! Here's our roundup for your air-conditioned weekend entertainment:

  • Bugs Outside the Box at The Bell Museum: Ever wanted to see a 10-foot beetle? Check out the enormous sculpture display and an army of giant bugs, opening Friday. Entomophobiacs, you might want to skip on this one.
  • Rayyane Tabet: Deep Blues at the Walker Art Museum: The museum's 60-foot-long glass wall will transform into a transparent blue landscape as part of Beirut-based artist Tabet's sculpture, light and sound installation, opening Saturday.
  • Cardboard City at the Minnesota Science Museum: They'll provide the cardboard and tools, you bring your imagination. The ongoing free build starts Friday and encourages visitors of all ages to create whatever they want out of cardboard to add to the display.
  • Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice at the Minnesota Children's Museum: Dig for fossils, explore different habitats and come face-to-face with dinosaurs. The exhibit returned to the museum May 29.
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