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Address: 413 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone Number: +1 218-444-4472
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Hard to believe the the Mighty Mississippi start is so meek. Is was snowing when we were there and it gave a great wintery view for our pics.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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L'anse, United States
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L'anse, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hard to believe the the Mighty Mississippi start is so meek. Is was snowing when we were there and it gave a great wintery view for our pics.

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Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Your rowdy toddlers, inquisitive teens, and curious elders will find things to do at the Headwaters Science Center. There are programs, clubs, along with the exhibit floor and and activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of the places that has had a really good influence on our son's life. Throughout grade school and then helping in high school he learned an amazing variety of knowledge about nature/animals, raptors, and reptiles. He spent many enjoyable learning hours with the staff. A wonderful experience for young(and old) people. A community treasure.

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

Thank you for your positive comments about Headwaters Science Center. We measure success on the basis of how we affect the lives of young people, so the comments about your son were especially appreciated. More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

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 

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