About HSC

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 Nygaard
Visitor Services:              Lenee Oschner
Education & Programs:  James Owens
Volunteer Coordinator:  Ryan Kolka

Board Members

James Ekstrom
Joseph Furuseth
Roger Garton
Mike Jones
Jack Judkins
Jenna O'Dell
Jenny O'Neill
Travis Ricks
Cam Williams


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.