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camperSummerSummer 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
Engineering Innovations July 7-11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $200 Grades 4-8
Storm Chasers (at BSU) July 28-Aug 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $200 Grades 6-9
Tots-N-Science August 4-7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am $75 Pre-K with parent or caregiver
Discovery Camp August 4-7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $100 Grades 1-3
  • Pre-registration is required for all camps

  • Full payment and registration forms are due on the Monday preceding the first Monday of camp week.

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

  • Camps are subject to cancellation if enrollment minimums are not met.


Storm Chasers! A Summer Camp About Weather July 28-August 1


What makes a storm?  How do meteorologists know when it's going to rain? What happens in the atmosphere on a sunny day?  

If you've ever asked these questions, then Storm Chasers is the camp for you!  This summer HSC and Bemidji State University are joining forces for an awesome camp - STORM CHASERS!  Launch a high altitude balloon carrying a payload you and your team designed.  Observe and make weather predictions.  Learn about weather on other planets

Storm Chasers is for students entering 6th-9th grades and will be held at BSU July 28 to August 1st from 10am to 4pm.

The cost is $200 for the week and scholarships are available. 

This camp is made possible in part by a grant from the NASA Space Grant 


Launching a weather balloon  


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.









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