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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Best thing to do with kids!!!

We visited this past weekend since it rained and our plans were changed. We have a 2 yr old and a 6 yr old. This place kept both of them entertained for hours and we still didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My children, niece, and nephews enjoyed all the hands on activities. With the 7.8 million dollar renovation, I was expecting more activities or things to do.

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this past weekend since it rained and our plans were changed. We have a 2 yr old and a 6 yr old. This place kept both of them entertained for hours and we still didn't see all of he exhibits!!!! Definitely a must visit if you are in town and the price was very reasonable! Love it and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum, very interactive which is great for the kids. was there several hours but you could spend move time there to see everything.

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Alexandria, Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

As it was 100 degrees during our visit we were looking for something to do in the afternoon to escape the heat. We were not sure if it would be age appropriate for our family- 16 year old son and parents, but we enjoyed it. Yes, some exhibits are geared toward a younger age group, but if you are fascinated... More 

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little rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a great place for kids and adults. There a lots of interactive things for all ages. There is a new elevated rope bridge and platform outside that looks over a small creek and pond. We took 1 year old and 5 year old grandsons and they loved it.

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Mangham, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Whole family enjoyed this! Lots of hands-on activities, inside & outside. Fun for all ages. We saw the Tesla show, which was super cool, worth the $3 ticket. Staff was friendly & helpful. Kids loved the cave, net, & water exhibits the most, but we really enjoyed the whole thing!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They had a lot of hands on exhibits and the kids age 6 & 9 did enjoy it but got bored before we finished seeing everything. We went years ago when their Dad was young and it seemed to be lots better then. They had several really net exhibits. Saw it once wouldn't go back.

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

We definitely encourage you to come back and experience the rest of the museum before deciding if you would like to return again. There's so much to see! Thank you for visiting Mid-America Science Museum! More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

had so much to do inside and outside. I wish they would have thought alittle more and making the indoor play area where it would accommodate younger children. for sure worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited this museum as a child and loved it then. As an adult bringing his family to visit, I can only say that it is even better! The kids didn't want to leave as they were having so much fun. It is a wonderful museum with plenty of interactive exhibits that encourage hands-on participation. Make sure to go to... More 

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Coal Hill, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

first time there took my grandkids.we had a good time alot for them to expericience.a good water experiment.worth taking your kids to.

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Additional Information about Mid-America Science Museum

Address: 500 Mid America Boulevard, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone Number: +1 501-767-3461
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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