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Mid-America Science Museum

500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR 71913
+1 501-767-3461
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Ranked #14 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Better hurry! Closes in August for major renovation. Been to many such hands-on science-type museums and this already ranks at the top. I can only imagine what it will be like afterwards!

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

Thank you for your feedback!!! It is much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I DO hope after we re-open in March that you will come back and check us out!! More

Oklahoma City, OK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a cute place for kids to play while adults get a break from the hot weather. Some of the exhibits needrepair work - especially the ones that use music to explain the physics involved in creating musical instruments. It's not a large place but big enough for kids to stay busy maybe a couple of hours. I was... More

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Haltom City, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we had a nice time checking out all the hands on exhibits. the Tesla show was pretty cool, it could have lasted a little longer considering it cost extra. we spent about 2 hours, unfortunately there was a busload of day camp kids or something there or we might have stayed longer. not a very big place but it has... More

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

Thank you for your feedback!!! It is much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very interesting for children. Kept them entertained for couple hours. Neat location. Has enough displays to keep everyone interested.

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

Thank you so much for the feedback. It is greatly appreciated! I am so glad you that you enjoyed your visit. I hope you make plans to visit us again soon! More

Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

the museum was fun but some of the displays did not work but we still had a good time. We spent at least 2 hrs there and there are many things to see and do.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. It is MUST appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you plan to visit again soon! More

Lumberton, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Large family of 6 with kids age 2-8 the kids loved it and it was educational and the adults enjoyed it to. This was a really good museum and if ever in the area will for sure return

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback!! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! I hope you make plans to visit again soon. More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Reallly good place so good for kids 6 and up............so much to do and see. Loved it soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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 leave us feedback!!! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us!! Make plans to come back again SOON! More

Edgewood, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My kids really enjoyed the museum especially my 5 year old. My 2 year old was scared by the dark i the cave and by the electricity show. I have been several times before and didn't get much out of it personally but my kids enjoyed it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Mid-America Science Museum. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! I am so glad that your kids had a great time and we DO hope you come back again soon! More

Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My grandson, ages 8 & 10 were totally amazed at everything in this museum. Definitely caters to children and science! Good value and well worth going to see!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your time here at Mid-America Science Museum. All feedback is greatly appreciated!! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you come back again SOON! More

Mena, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Mid America is a fun, all hands on discovery place for children and adults. More for children. Its a great way to spend an afternoon. They are closing soon- for a complete renovation- so go this summer to see the large Amazon exhibit. I hope the renovation adds more- as this is a great place already. Go see it. Cost... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Mid-America Science Museum! All feedback is greatly appreciated! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time and I do hope you come again soon! And yes, the renovation will ad TONS of new things! We are so excited! More

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