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Headwaters Science Center

413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
+1 218-444-4472
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Bemidji
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 daily except Sunday 1:00-5:00 « less
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went here with my 10 and 13 year olds on a rainy day in Bemidji. We loved it and spent about 3 hours exploring the different exhibits, looking at the animals etc. We especially liked trying to send each other morse code messages and all the brain games/puzzles.

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John M, Volunteer and Board Member at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Headwaters Science Center. Please visit us often if you can. More

Bemidji, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a great place to take kids when in Bemidji. Terrific hands on activities and interactive exhibits related to science in general and Northwoods natural history as well. Special programming such as day camps and weekend workshops and after school science clubs as well. An annual family membership also allows you free admission to other science museums around the... More

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John M, Volunteer and Board Member at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We always appreciate comments regarding visitor's experience. Please visit often if you can. More

Emo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife and I took our three children (2,6,10) to the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji to see what they had to offer. To be honest I was not too enthusiastic as the web site seemed dated and not too interesting. WOW was I wrong! This little gem nestled in downtown Bemidji was fantastic! They had a nice collection of... More

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John M, Volunteer and Board Member at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Headwaters Science Center. It always helps when we receive feedback from visitors and we are glad your experience was positive. We will soon have a new web site which will bring our web presence up-to-date. Please visit us often, things are always changing! More

minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Is a very fun and educational place to take kids when traveling thru Bemidji. My kids held their Boa and my 6 yr old even held a Tarantula there and they had a great time.

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John M, Volunteer and Board member at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments on your recent visit to Headwaters Science Center. It is always so useful for us to hear from visitors about their experience at HSC. There is no better way for us to evaluate "how we are doing." Please visit often. More

Bemidji, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is a neat place for little ones, but once they hit the teen years i would not really recommend. It is also a wonderful place to go once but as far as multiple visits i think it would get very boring eventually. I would recommend if you are on a visit for the little ones though!

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John M, Board Member and Volunteer at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment positively on Headwaters Science Center. We always welcome reviews, whether good or bad, since the experience expressed by our visitors is the best barometer we have to determine if we are achieving our mission. Please come again! More

central Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Visited during the week when it was not crowded. Some exhibits were more adult oriented, but lots for kids. Staff were helpful answering questions

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John M, Board Member at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comment regarding Headwaters Science Center. We always appreciate comments to helpl us determine "how we are doing". More

Bemidji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have been bringing my children, my Head Start families, Daycare families and now grandchildren to th escience center for more years then I like to count and each contains exploration and inspiration for us all!!

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John M, Board Member and Volunteer at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

I truly appreciate that you took the time to write a review and pleased that your comments were positive. One of the best measures of success for us is when people and families return time-after-time. Thank you. More

Bemidji
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This smaller facility is working hard to provide the community with access to all kinds of science and activities. They have several community events, and a wonderful fundraising dinner that always sells out quickly. They have several programs for kids, including Tots. Lots of hands on experiments to do and a huge saltwater aquarium along with live parrots, birds of... More

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John M, Board member and volunteer at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Headwaters Science Center. We are happy your visit was a positive one and hope you will return often. It is very useful to receive comments which helps us to understand our shortcomings and strengths. More

Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I took my grandsons here (ages 8 and 6) and they enjoyed the various exhibits and hands on activities. Measuring the ball toss speed was a favorite and painting by robot.

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We appreciate your review of Headwaters Science Center. Feedback from visitors is always important to us. Thank you very much. More

Bemidji, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Bemidji doesn't have as many things to do as Duluth or Minneapolis might have, but if you find yourself bored one day I highly recommend checking out this place! It's almost all hands on stuff, they even had a hedge hog you can hold. I went there when I turned 20, didn't have kids to entertain, I just went because... More

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John M, Member of Board and a Volunteer at Headwaters Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment about Headwaters Science Center. It is greatly appreciated and helps us to serve our visitors better now and in the future. We often hear the comment that HSC is a place where an adult can become a kid again. Please visit us often. More

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