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Summer Camps - 2014

It's not too early to start planning for summer! We will offer our popular camps and some new options this summer and scholarships of up to 50% of the cost are available for those who qualify on a financial need basis.

Call HSC for more information and registration at (218) 444-4472.



Camp When Cost Age Group
Camp Invention June 23-27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $225 Grades 1-6
Engineering Innovations July 7-11, 9:00 am $200 Grades 4-8
Storm Chasers (w/BSU) July 21-25, 10:00 am $200 Grades 6-9
Tots-N-Science Aug 4-7, 10 am - 11:30 am $75 Pre-K with parent or caregiver
Discovery Camp August 4-7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $100 Grades 1-3

Note: HSC members receive a 20% discount on all HSC camps except Camp Invention


Saturday Science for Kids and Adults

saturday scienceJoin us on the third Saturday of every month from 2 - 3 pm for interesting speakers, topics, and activities, all with a hands-on twist. A nominal fee may apply based on the cost of materials.

Upcoming Saturday Science events are described below as programs are planned.








pasque flower

Join us on Saturday, April 19th from 2-3 pm for a great program on phenology with John Latimer. John is the staff phenologist for KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio and hosts a weekly phenology program. This program is suitable for all ages and weather permitting, some activities will occur outside.

Phenology is the scientific study of periodic biological phenomena in relation to climatic conditions, such as flowering, breeding and migration. The pasque flower is one of the first wild flowers to appear in early spring.

This program is free for HSC members and free with general admission for non-members.

Girl and Boy Scout Activities

Scout Leaders––are you interested in bringing your troop to the Science Center for an outing? We have group rates for the exhibit floor and programs and activities geared to fulfilling badge requirements. Topics available include stars and sky, weather, senses, animals and, of course, science!


Snake Feeding at HSC

snake feeding





snake feeding


Always a big hit with guests, the snakes at HSC are fed every other Saturday at 3:00 pm.  You are invited to observe this informative demonstration and learn about these interesting, but often maligned animals.

Why are they fed only every other week? What do they eat? How are snakes adapted allowing them to swallow food that just seems too big?

Please check the calendar to see the Saturdays scheduled for feeding the snakes and all other activities.


This is a portable planetarium where people observe the night sky at any time of the day! Learn about stars, constellations and planets and how they appear in the night sky on any day and hour of the year. With starlab, up to 20 star-gazers can study subjects ranging from constellations of different cultures, the positions and motions of planets, telling time with the stars, navigating by the sky, cycles of the sun and moon, the reason for seasons and other facets of astronomy. See the Starlab home page for detailed information. Ages 8 and up.

star lab