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Headwaters Science Center

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Address: 413 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3106
Phone Number: +1 218-444-4472
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Headwaters Science Center is a hands-on science center including over 40...

Headwaters Science Center is a hands-on science center including over 40 science exhibits, a collection of live animals and a unique gift shop. We also offer science demonstrations, special programs, a facility for birthday parties and many other activities.

Hours: 9:30-5:00 on Mon,Wed,Thurs,Friday and Saturday. Sunday 1:00-5:00. Closed on Tuesday.

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Wonderful place

What a delight! We had a wonderful time at the Science center, learning about electricity, Gravity, playing the bubble tubes and having a blast in the shadow box. They have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a delight! We had a wonderful time at the Science center, learning about electricity, Gravity, playing the bubble tubes and having a blast in the shadow box. They have a variety of different reptiles and fish (BEAUTIFUL fish tank!) for learning purposes and the staff is friendly and very helpful. They love what they do. Even their gift shop... More 

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Thank ArynColleen
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Took my granddaughters, ages 5-9, and the all had a blast. They loved to see the birds, bunnies, snakes and tropical fish. They have lots of fun activities for for all ages and the staff very friendly. The kids are ready to go back again already!

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Thank Tim L
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

There are always kids running around in here learning and engaging their curiosity and brains. There are different creatures to pick up and hold or just pet. Different activities to engage the public. Our 2 boys ages 9 and 10 love this place!

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Thank Erin M
Eagan, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family recently visited this center and my kids, ages 6 & 8, had a good time. The center has one main level and a smaller upstairs with a few more attractions. While it is called "Headwaters Science Center" it is not about the actual headwaters. Instead it is a science museum with a pretty wide range of science activities... More 

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Thank CBMinnesota
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Spent a few hours here on a rainy day in Bemidji. Kids ages 8 to 12 loved it. Very inexpensive admission and lots of experiments and critters to check out.

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Thank Christine W
Park Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

What a super fun time! The interactive exhibits kept my grandkids, aged 6 and 9, totally entertained. To think that a town of a little more than 14,000 people can provide such an interactive array of interesting exhibits for children to explore is amazing. They are looking forward to a return visit.

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Thank smhkh
Fargo, North Dakota
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

we went to the science center on a Saturday afternoon and had an excellent outing the kids had so much fun and the price was really cheap

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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have gone to the Headwaters Science Center since I was in 4th grade for a field trip and have gone recently with my nieces and nephews. It is a great place for fun and learning and it is great we have such a fun place in Bemidji!

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Thank Carissa E
Bemidji, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a hidden jewel in Northern Minnesota. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, lots of live animals and tons of interactive science exhibits. Perfect for a rainy day (or any day, really). Cheaper than taking the family toi a movie and a membership gets you in to many other science museums across the US. Well worth your visit!

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Thank klongvoelkner
Bemidji, Minnesota
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I used to volunteer here and it is great! I loved being able to introduce the kids to animals like the bunnies and snakes. Some kids didn't like the snakes and some parents didn't either but it is great watching younger minds explore scienece!

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