Headwaters Science Center, Bemidji

4.6
#4 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Minnesota
Winter Hours:

Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Located near the headwaters of the Mississippi River in downtown Bemidji, Minnesota, Headwaters Science Center is a non-profit facility under a parent organization called Opportunities in Science, Inc. HSC is dedicated to science education and environmental awareness.

It features hands-on exhibits, a live animal collection and special events and science programs and demonstrations.

Shopping is available at a unique gift shop featuring science toys and gifts. Opened in 1994, it is the only such facility between Winnipeg, Canada and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota affiliated with the Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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  • We were down town late Saturday afternoon and noticed this cool place with a dinosaur. Inside was an older volunteer engaged in serious conversation with a youngster. It was near closing but a number ...  more »
  • If you have kids or are just a kid at heart yourself you will love this place. There re so many opportunities in this one building located in downtown Bemidji. My grandkids loved the hands on.....yes ...  more »
  • I expected with a name like Headwaters to see information on the Headwaters of the Mississippi River--nothing. It was very hands on for children and would have kept them busy. Some exhibits were not l...  more »
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  • Such a great place to explore and learn in a "hands on" environment. Recently renovated, and a few new exhibits made our last trip fresh and fun. Staff even spontaneously brought out some of the reptiles!
  • Was very nice enjoy yourvpkace kids loved it would come back again and again thank you so MUCH
  • Very poor communication with the public. I have left multiple phone, email and Facebook messages regarding the donation of frozen feeder animals for the reptiles and have never been given the courtesy of a reply. My 11 yr old attended Camp Invention there and was thrilled to go again when she got the invite in the mail. Apparently, HSC is no longer offering the program anymore. Very disappointed. It's not cheap either! Things were much better when Chris was the director. It's disappointing.
  • Great place, even for my two year old to run around and experiment!
  • Great place to bring the whole family. There are many hands on exhibits.
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