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Mid-America Science Museum

Address: 500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone Number: +1 501-767-3461
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Ranked #14 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. The Museum also serves as a premier tourism attraction in Arkansas. he purpose of Mid-America Science Museum is to explain scientific knowledge and concepts to the public through interactive exhibits, activities, workshops, and educational programs. The Museum seeks to stimulate a lifelong interest in science, spark curiosity, reshape attitudes and stir the imagination. Our goal is informal science education that encourages learning in ways not ordinarily found in the workplace, classroom, or home. To achieve this purpose, the Museum will maintain the highest standards in providing quality exhibits, programs and services for students, citizens and visitors to Arkansas.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We liked everything about it, especially the many hands on exhibits to test and explore various aspects of science, and even the crawl through (literally) exhibit that teaches about mining and geology. the Tesla coil demonstration was probably the most fun of all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum is inter-active. Any age person will have fun and learn so much about science. The park like setting is beautiful so bring your lunch or snacks. You will want to enjoy inside and out. . When I go I plan to spend about 4 hours.

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Noreen K, Guest Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. You are right--you can make a whole day out of your time with us at Mid-America Science Museum. More 

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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You may need your GPS to locate this museum since unlike it's not located in the downtown area of Hot Springs. But honestly for the cost you and kids if you have them will have a whole day of fun. There are often visiting activities like the Walking with Dinosaurs exhibit. And there's a theater for planetary and movie experiences.... More 

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Mid-America Science Museum. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We have so much to offer, like you mentioned, and more to come when we reopen as the all NEW Mid-America Science Museum in March of 2015. Stay tuned to our website for updates on our renovations. midamericamuseum.org More 

Texarkana, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been going here since I was a child. This place is great always has been so I was disappointed when my fiance and I went to Hot springs and I called to get their hours and a recording came on saying they were closed for a 6 month renovation and they will reopen in March.

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Mid-America Science Museum. We are scheduled to reopen in March of 2015 as the all NEW Mid-America Science Museum! Be sure and check our website for updates on the renovation. midamericamuseum.org More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

With all of the interesting exhibits, interactive activities and informative displays....this museum has something for everyone. The Tesla coil display and show is fun and enlightening (pun intended!) . We all enjoyed participating in the various activities and exhibits...especially the worm tunnel which brought out the "kid" in all of us. The gift shop is fun and offers many educational... More 

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are set to reopen in March of 2015 as the all NEW Mid-America Science Museum! follow our progress on our website at midamericamuseum.org More 

Monroe, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of interesting exhibits and boys loved Underground Arkansas. Exhibits are very interesting and engaging. Boys love all the "hands on" opportunities. I was very impressed with both the indoor and the outdoor activities. Really looking forward to visiting again after the remodel.

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us. We are set to reopen on March 7th of 2015. Make plans to be here! More 

Shreveport, LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a wonderful surprise in Hot Springs! Went with 2 adults & 4 kids (ages 6,7,9,12) and everyone was entertained. Amazon and Nano exhibits were very cool & there was lots of interactive attractions throughout. The grounds are also very beautiful.

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are excited to announce we will reopen March 7th of 2015. Make plans to visit us then! More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is always a great time interacting, playing and learning with all the exhibits. They have added new exhibits as well for those who haven't been in awhile.

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cara m, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad that you enjoy the museum!! Be sure and check back with us in March when we re-open and are Brand new :) More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Just don't expect much, but overall was ok. This is the kind of place where a Day Care, Elementary, or Middle School kids would come for a trip. Not planning on ever going back.

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are in the process of undergoing a complete renovation and are scheduled to reopen in March of 2015. I hope you will come back and visit so you can experience all of the new exhibits and programs we will have to offer. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our first family visit here and not only were they preparing to close for major renovations, most of the exhibits weren't maintained! It was assumed that all visitors were aware of pending renovations, but there was absolutely no signage. Full price was charged although most exhibits didn't function correctly and the renovation crews were everywhere. Wait until next summer before... More 

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Noreen K, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. I am sorry that your experience was not a good one. We were getting ready to close 3 days later for our complete renovation and I do apologize that several things were not in working order. We are set to reopen in March of 2015 and I do hope you make plans... More 

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