Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Playful Elements - A Picnic in the Street

A picnic in the street! Come one come all to downtown Bemidji for an afternoon of family fun. Headwaters Science Center is celebrating "Playful Elements", the fourth event in the "Elements of Our Future" fundraising series. 

June 22, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm. Mark your calendar now!

In Bemidji on 4th Street between Beltrami and Minnesota Avenues (the street will be closed to traffic)

Great food will include a pulled pork BBQ and hot dogs with fixings, served between 11 am and 1 pm (free-will donation available, all proceeds going to Headwaters Science Center). Lots of games and fun. Here are the highlights as we see them today:

  • Bounce House (thanks to R Entertainment from Kelliher)
  • Cotton Candy, made to order
  • Free popcorn
  • Face painting
  • Minnow Races
  • Mini-sailboat races on the street
  • Old fashioned picnic games to include, Limbo, egg race, 3-legged race and balloon toss, all with prizes.

Watch for additional information on this blog and elsewhere as plans continue to develop.

Oh, not sure what a "bounce house " is? Here is a picture.

This 50’ long game features obstacles, climbs & a slide, plus
 incredible artwork and a whole lot of fun! I

Monday, April 15, 2013

HSC Summer Camps 2013

The staff at Headwaters Science Center is working hard to provide a really memorable selection of activities for kids during the summer of 2013. Now is the time to register your child for one or more of these Summer Camps. Check out our website page for more details and up-to-date information.

HSC Summer Camps provide an opportunity to engage in science-related activities in a fun and safe environment. Before and after child care is available for all camps for an additional fee; this allows more flexibility for parents to drop off and pick up their kids. Scholarships are available for campers who qualify, please call 444-4472 for more information and request an application.

Members save 10% on all camps.  So become a member now and reward yourself with all the advantages of being a member. Check out memberships here.

Below is the lineup for 2013 Summer Camps:

Tots N Science  $75 

June 17 to June 20
Dedicated to young scientists ages 3 to 6.  A Parent must accompany their camper.  10 to 11:30 am (no before/aftercare)

Discovery Camp  $100 

June 17 to June 20
The perfect science camp for kids – Star Lab, crazy chemistry and engineering challenges will abound!  Ages 6 to 9, 1 to 3 pm.

Weather and Climate $200 

June 24 to June 28
Learn about weather and climate and launch a high-altitude balloon.  Ages 8 to 13,  9 am to 2 pm.

Photography Camp $90 

July 9 to July 11
Bring a camera and learn about composition, lighting, technique and more in a fun environment. Ages 10 to 14, 10 am to 2 pm.

Robotics $200 

July 15 to July 19
This year the robots will be bigger and smart than ever.  Cap the week with a friendly competition.  Ages 8 to 13, 10 am to 2 pm.

Engineering Innovations $200 

July 29 to August 2
Learn about engineering from real engineers, go on a field trip and build your own contraption.  Ages 8 to 13, 9 am to 2 pm.

Camp Invention $225 

August 5 to August 9
Geo-Quest is our theme: embark on a quest to explore the earth!  Ages 6 through 12,  9 am to 3:30 pm. Get all the details online at or call (800) 968-4332.

Pre-registration is required for all camps.  Full payment and registration forms are due on the Monday preceding the first Monday of camp week.

Before and After child care is available at a rate of $10 per hour.  We will offer Before Care starting at 8 am and After Care until 5:30 pm.  Children will be allowed on the exhibit floor during these times under the supervision of a camp counselor.

Science You Can Touch!

413 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-4472
Fax: 218-444-4473