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Mid-America Science Museum

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Address: 500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone Number: +1 501-767-3461
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1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in...
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. The 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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I've been to the museum many times in the past. It was very interesting although I expected a little more after they were closed for remodeling. Still, when you visit HS go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hot Springs, AR
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Hot Springs, AR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been to the museum many times in the past. It was very interesting although I expected a little more after they were closed for remodeling. Still, when you visit HS go there.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

They definitely did a great job on the remodel! My granddaughter is 7. She was so happy you keep the cave! The exhibits help teach her things about our world and she doesn't even realize she is getting a science lesson! Thanks for a great experience!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took some family friends and our children (aged 4-10) here over the weekend. We had so much fun. I thought it was so much more interactive than before. I loved the interactive topographical rubber 'sand' table and the musical bench outdoors. The kids loved the water, spinning sand art, styrofoam fountain, outdoor net pit, and the tinkering room. We... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The facility itself was awesome however, we went while a lot of school groups were there and it was very crowded and it was a struggle to get to any of the exhibits they had. I would recommend calling before you go to see if they had a large amount of groups scheduled that day.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have to say my family and I have always loved going to the science museum! While we were there over the weekend, we notice there were a few neat additions since the renovation (my 2 year old loved the water exhibit), but there was so much missing and so much less to do than before!! The fish viewing window... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A Science Museum that the kids just love. The kids become participants in the experience and after a long drive its just what they need. Physical and mental stimulation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum kept a large group of 6th graders busy and amazed for 6 hours! The staff was friendly and enthusiastic. The Tesla coil was ELECTRIFYING (sorry I had to)! The cafe staff was friendly and helpful.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I remember going here as a child. It is as much fun now as it was then. My 5 year old loved it. He remembers more about MASM than Magic Springs!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great place to visit with the kids. The Tesla coil is impressive! We visited on spring break, so the place was crowded.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Love the renovation to the museum. First visit there in years. Loved the treehouse area. The water area with the balls was fun. I would recommend families to go there.

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