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Headwaters Science Center: Tailoring Discovery Quests

Headwaters Science Center

Bemidji museum named Minnesota's Best!

…when people walk in the door of the Headwater Science Center, their very first expectation is ‘I'm about to have fun.’ Lee Furuseth, Executive Director Headwaters Science Center

The Headwaters Science Center is a multi-faceted, hands-on science and discovery experience that started as the dream of Jim and Laddie Elwell some 25+ years ago. The dream first took shape as a traveling, mobile science exhibit. Eventually, the dream grew to overtake the J.C. Penney facility in downtown Bemidji and is now part of a network of over 300 Association of Science and Technology centers across the United States and Canada. (a membership at Headwaters Science Center gives you access to all 300!)

With over 7, 500 square feet of exhibit space and over 70 hands-on exhibits, discovery is the name of the game at Headwaters. Recently voted Best Museum in Minnesota in the category of Entertainment, Headwaters Science Center has veritable bragging rights! Executive Director Lee Furuseth stopped by the morning show to discuss the many wonderful aspects that make this Bemidji destination the Best Museum in Minnesota.

We want you to have a really wonderful time. …We'll probably ask you…, 'What do you want to do today?' and …we will join you on the quest to the answer… So that's kind of how I like to orientate people…the way we're unique, the way maybe we're best is that we're going to give you a tailored experience. – Lee Furuseth, Executive Director of Headwaters Science Center

Activities and learning adventures about for children of all ages at Headwaters Science Center. Click the green bubble above to hear the whole story!

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Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.