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Headwaters Science Center

413 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3106
+1 218-444-4472
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Fantastic for a small town!

I did not expect to see anything like this in Bemidji. There is not much for kids to do there, so... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Lyyolik
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Just dropped by - you should too.

We were down town late Saturday afternoon and noticed this cool place with a dinosaur. Inside was... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Tim K
,
Long Prairie, Minnesota
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (7 reviews)
“live animals” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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413 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3106
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+1 218-444-4472
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I did not expect to see anything like this in Bemidji. There is not much for kids to do there, so It was great to find this place. You can spend the entire day there. There are couches that our 2 y.o. napped on. And...More

Thank Lyyolik
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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 of kids with parents were still engaged with the two floors...More

Thank Tim K
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 hands on....reptile exhibit. I was a little reluctant at...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

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 labeled. Some of the displays had nothing to do with Minnesota....More

Thank Snowbirds52
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is definitely a science center designed for children and interaction. Our membership cards from the Oklahoma City Science Center (another great "hands on" science center) got us in free!

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Took the short walk to see the "headwaters to the Mississippi River". Families were wading and playing in the water. Can spend some time in the Science Center for some interesting area facts.

Thank CactusCaro
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Intteresting and educational. Lots of facts about the Mississippi River and the north woods. Beautiful log building with lovely carved benches inside and out.

Thank LaDonna01
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I went in hoping for at least a 30 mins to keep my three kids attention but wow we were there for closer to 90 mins and the staff were very attentive and kept the kids interacting with them the whole time. We will be...More

Thank djgreenberg
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fully engaging for the entire family; activities and exhibits were well designed and interactive for all ages; great value for the money; kids did not want to leave; learned a lot! Honestly, this science museum is very well developed for the size of the community...More

Thank studinski
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

super cool and fun learning experience! going their to many may not be so exciting after a while. but they always get knew animals and exihibits

Thank ghube
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