Headwaters Science Center has a mission to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs. Our vision is to inspire scientific discovery and love of learning for all. Thank you for your participation in fulfilling our mission and vision.


HSC first opened its doors in July 1993 with a few home-made exhibits and a small gift store. By March 1994, eleven large Science Carnival exhibits had arrived from Pacific Science Center and HSC celebrated the formal opening of its exhibit hall. Click here for our full history.


Executive Director:        Lee Furuseth
Store Manager:              Peggy N.
Education & Programs:  Angela M., Kitura M., James O., and Chuck D. 
Volunteer Coordinator:  Ryan K.
Visitor Services:             Jacob S.
Collections:                   Anita M.

Board Members

Melinda Neville, Chair
Steven Scherling, Vice Chair
Cam Williams, Secretary
James Ekstrom, Treasurer
Jim Gries
Jenna O'Dell
Myra Peffer
Richard Roth


HSC always has room for more people to serve on the following committees:
- Events
- Education
- Finance
- Marketing & Fundraising

Serving on a committee is a great way to show your support for HSC. Call us at 444-4472 or email Lee Furuseth at director@hscbemidji.org to learn more.
413 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 (218) 444-4472

Children (2-11 years old):  $6.00 
Adults (12+ years old):  $9.00
Seniors (65+ years old):  $8.00 
Military:  $8.00

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM*
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*Seasonal closing: Tuesdays (September through March)
*Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
*Also closed annually for e-cubed fundraiser.

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