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  • About Us
  • Regional Science Center

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  • About Us

    History

    The Regional Science Center, located 16 miles east of Moorhead and adjacent to the Buffalo River State Park, is approximately 300 acres of prairie, woods, and river communities, with an interpretive center and an observatory. To spark an interest in science, the Science Center's programs are exciting, hands-on experiences for ages from elementary students through adults. Programs year-round for grade school and junior high students are fun learning opportunities that explore a variety of science topics. High school and college students engage in numerous research-oriented studies. When your students visit the Center as a part of a class field trip, they're sure to walk away with a greater understanding of and enthusiasm for science.

    Interpretive Center

    The 13,000 square-foot interpretive center houses a multi-purpose classroom, an exhibit area, an auditorium, and a local natural history library. The exhibit area displays permanent collections and traveling exhibits. The Paul P. Feder Observatory houses a 16-inch reflecting telescope projects celestial images to the auditorium via a television camera. The telescope is suitable for public programming, college courses, amateur astronomers, and astronomical research.

    PK-12 Programs

    The Science Center provides programs for over 7,000 PK-12 students each year. Our program year starts with fall programs that begin early in September and in early November.

    During January and February we feature the "Why Not Winter?" program for area 4-6 graders.

    Spring programs run from April 1st to Memorial Day.

    All programs are designed to blend the uniqueness of the Buffalo River Site to the curricular needs of the students. This is done by aligning our programs to national standards as well as Minnesota Graduation Standards.

     

    To register for programs or to receive more information call 218.477.2904 or email scicentr@mnstate.edu.