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.


Lee Furuseth, Executive Director     
Peggy Nygaard, Store Manager
James Owens, Director of Exhibit & Demonstration Production
Morgan Whitcomb, Director of Educational Programs
Angela Nagle, Director of Animals
Chuck Deeter, Educator
Nicole Deeter, Educator
Rachel Heintz, Educator
Ellie Isakson, Educator
Hannah Johnshoy, Educator
Finn Jorgensen, Educator
Vanessa Martinez, Educator

Board Members

Jenna O'Dell, President
Travis Ricks, Vice President
Joseph Furuseth, Secretary
Mike Jones, Treasurer
James Ekstrom, Past President
Don Carlson
Gregory Droba
Chloe Keprios
Jenny O'Neill
Jesse Varpness


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

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM* 
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

*Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
*Also closed annually for e-cubed fundraiser.

Children (2-11 years old):  $7.00 
Adults (12+ years old):  $10.00
Seniors (65+ years old):  $9.00 
Military:  $9.00

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