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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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. 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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Who would think its in the Ozarks

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Carson City, Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 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
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Bentonville, Arkansas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had been to the museum previously and my daughter was very excited to return. She was older than most kids there and she is definitely more polite. Nearly everything in the museum is hands-on, which is great for kids, but with more hands than displays and plenty of kids without manners it can be hard to get to the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's been a few years since I visited the museum here in my home town of Hot Springs, AR. I invited a friend along with her two children, ages 6 & 8. Well, let me tell you it was a BIG improvement. Not that it wasn't fun before but the new activities are really super. As before I purchased a... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went here during spring break on a cold and rainy day. It started with having to stand in a very long line. There were two main lines, and we finally got our turn at the gift shop counter. We probably stood in line for at least 20 minutes. Later, we noticed that the line was much longer, way outside... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Currently provides two interactive shows on Tesla and planet Earth. Lots of hands on activities. Front desk very helpful and friendly. Ask for the Senior rate if you are eligible and receive $2 off admission. Great place to take the children and grandchildren with plenty of rest/seating for adults while the kids play.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The exhibits were really great. They had nice explanations of what you were supposed to do at each one and examples on clearly printed little plaques. There were lots of movement exhibits like none we have seen and we've visited lots of science museums. The place was just so small that we felt like we didn't get our money's worth... More 

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