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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. Saturday Science is free with paid admission to the HSC exhibit floor and is free for HSC members.

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









“NoiseMAKERS” December 31st

NYE partyNoisemakers is our New Years Eve party on December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will feature multiple maker activities for children, youth, and families. It is free with admission to HSC and free for members.

There will be a special 12 noon ball drop - with a twist. The idea behind the national “maker” movement is encouraging people to learn by doing hands-on activities –– everything from sewing to construction, to robots and 3D printing. This movement encourages individuals to create and tinker with their own ideas and to be makers rather than consumers. We want to provide opportunities for people of all ages to make and create while engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

eVI for 2015 is Underway!


Planning for e3 2015 is underway! The date is set for Feb. 28, 2015 from 5 - 8:30 pm at HSC. The evening will kicklogo off once again with a social hour and jazz in the basement “Pub.” Our fall cleanup and maintenance week this year took us into the basement, where we painted, updated light fixtures, and generally spruced up the area, so we’re anxious to show off our new modern Pub. Last year guests enjoyed dancing during this time!

Dining will be as fantastic as ever, with our Chef Showcases featuring original ethnic cuisine that your taste buds won’t forget. The live music and entertainment will return to accent the dinner hour and the dessert show. In addition, we listened to those who felt we need to return to a flaming dessert. We promise to flame something again this year!

“e-cubed” has been sold out each of the first five years. The ticket sales, silent auction, and our loyal sponsors have made this a valuable fundraiser for HSC. Please mark your calendars and attend this remarkable event. Tickets will be available in January, but you can make reservations now and we’ll hold them for you. Also, if you or your business are interested in a sponsorship, please call HSC at 218-444-4472 and ask for Julie.

We hope to see you on February 28!

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