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Headwaters Science Center

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Science is Cool!

My grandchildren like visiting the science museum when they visit Bemidji. There is a good variety... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn H
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Great fun for a rainy day!

We saw this place on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try on a rainy day. Our boys, ages 8 and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Otsego, 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...more
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413 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-3106
+1 218-444-4472
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My grandchildren like visiting the science museum when they visit Bemidji. There is a good variety of activities for all ages that keep them busy for quite some time. They hardly realize they are learning. The animals are the highlight and holding them is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We saw this place on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try on a rainy day. Our boys, ages 8 and 11, had a great time. I would say we spent a little over an hour there and highlights were holding a snake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Grab a spot on the street downtown and bring the kids into this super interactive museum. They have live things inside, some of which you can touch and hold, including spiders and snakes! There are some cool things to build with, a very neat fish...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We visited the science center on a warm Memorial Day. For two adults and two teens, we paid $33. The staff was quite friendly and we were helped by a young man with Americorp. He got out most of the amphibians and reptiles for us...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AlphaRam
Reviewed February 23, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lyyolik
Reviewed October 26, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tim K
Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank mlmaciey
Reviewed August 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Snowbirds52
Reviewed August 16, 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BethanyLeah
Reviewed July 15, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Marie H
April 5, 2015|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Yes, a group rate is available with all the perks if there are 10 or more people. Please see our web site for details. See you next summer! John M