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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Such a great place for kids

This was the second time I have taken my daughter to Mid-America Science Museum. She had a blast. She enjoyed all of the individual science set ups. The telescope mini movie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lea Anne C
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time I have taken my daughter to Mid-America Science Museum. She had a blast. She enjoyed all of the individual science set ups. The telescope mini movie was great and very informative. She asks every time we go to Hot Springs if we can go to the museum. If you child loves science or even if... More 

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Thank Lea Anne C
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lea Anne for your positive review. We are glad to be a good science learning resource for you and your daughter when visiting Hot Springs and very much look forward to your next visit. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend a few amazing hours either with kids or just adults. All the exhibits in the museum teach you something, no matter how old you are. The stuff is very helpful and polite. You can also sit in the outdoors areas, if the weather is nice. Lots of space for a walk or just some relaxing. Don't miss... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits here are varied and well-designed. They take advantage of technology in a way that is meaningful, not just for the "bling." Staff members were warm and interested in our experience. Love the outdoor areas! We stayed about 3 hours but could have spent a few more. We had adults and children (ages 6-13) in our group.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boys just loved this. Very much hands on with many stations and things to learn at each location. We packed lunches and stayed over 4 hours. The boys weren't tired I was!! It was great!!!

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Thank Violetaster
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to Mid-America Science Museum! More 

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in the summer with our 5 year old granddaughter. We loved it and she did too. So many hands on activities we had to bribe her to leave.

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Thank FDandhappy
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The whole family had a wonderful time very friendly staff. We had a coupon purchase from a school fundraiser with one free admission with purchase of an additional ticket that apparently should have been out of circulation but the staff was very considerate and allowed us to use it anyway. Exhibits we're very exciting the whole family enjoyed them lots... More 

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Rebecca and we're so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Mid-America Science Museum. We will have the rope net on the skywalk back up very soon and definitely hope that you can enjoy it on your next visit back to Mid-America! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My kids & I had a good time, they were a little old for it but enjoyed it none the less. It's very hands on!

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Thank Jennifer C
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Been going for 25 years but the recent renovations have made it a must do while in Hot springs for kids of all ages. Took our Texas grand kids ages 7, 13, and 16 and all of them had a ball and were educated. You will not be disappointed. If you have not been back since the updates GO!

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Thank Kwheatleyiii
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning with the grandkids and for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you had a good experience with your loved ones and look forward to you coming back very soon! More 

Midland, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had the best time!! Water and electrical experiments. A canopy walk. A great Tesla Coil show that was worth admissions. Can not wait to come back!

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Thank Jennifer C
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We took our grand children to the museum a couple of years ago. They had enjoyed that trip and wanted to go again. The museum has done a lot of remodeling and it is MUCH improved. They have some new exhibits and a new area outside. There are a lot of fun things to do!! Certainly worth visiting during your... More 

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