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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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Great for kids and adults

I took my granddaughters to the museum (ages 13 & 10) for an afternoon of exploration. They were thrilled with all the exhibits. When I told them it was time to go, they didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my granddaughters to the museum (ages 13 & 10) for an afternoon of exploration. They were thrilled with all the exhibits. When I told them it was time to go, they didn't want to leave. They have asked that we bring them back!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went during Tinkerfest where there were many extra vendor sponsored free exhibits. They were all neat. The kids favorites were the two story water exhibit, the cave, and the tree house. Everyone had fun. I had been before the remodel many times as a child. The new exhibits are great. I do wish they'd get the walk thru fish... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family, including our 15-year-old son and 13-year-old-daughter, were so happy we came upon this place! It was outstanding. The exhibits were all well-maintained and engaging for the whole family. As a former children's museum employee in another state, I can attest to the high quality of this experience. Well done, Arkansas!

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The children and adults enjoyed their second trip to this facility. They were impressed with the condition and the new exhibits not seen in the past.

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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We brought 3 families with 9 kids total to the museum on a Thursday. Price of admission is very resonable, if we had called 24 hours in advance we could have received a group discount (15 or more). There are shows at the museum as well and we were asked if we were going to any shows and we declined.... More 

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

So glad that you and your family had an enjoyable experience while visiting Mid-America Science Museum. We certainly hope that you return soon! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Very interactive, interesting and fun. Well run and reasonably priced. Our boys had so much fun, we actually left for lunch and came back (just show your ticket). Would highly recommend for families with kids in the 8-14 year old range. Plan for at least 2-3 hours when you go.

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

We're glad that you and your family had an enjoyable experience at Mid-America Science Museum and we look forward to you returning very soon! More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

we have two kids--3 and 6--and they loved the activities here. It is plenty big to spend 2-3 hours entertained. I do agree with another review I saw about rude children at this museum, but you're bound to get that anywhere. Our visit happen to coincide with some Tinker Fest weekend and we were pleasantly surprised by all of the... More 

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

We're glad that you were able to visit during this year's TinkerFest! We hope that you come back soon to enjoy more of the Museum and thank you for your positive review! More 

Sallisaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This has been remodeled and I was not disappointed with the progress. Fun for all ages-even adults!! It is a VERY HANDS ON museum. You don't just look-you DO!!

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

Thanks so much Robert! We're very happy with the remodel and appreciate you and your family coming to visit us. Please come back soon! More 

Burleson, Texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My autistic 12 yr old sonjust 'knew' this place was going to be a boring, just reading adventure. Nope! Once he got there and saw all the hands on exhibits, which almost all the museum is, he was so busy and loved it! I had 2 other boys (13 yrs old) who kept busy also. It's such a great price... More 

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

We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed the Mid-America Science Museum. We look forward to you coming back to see us again very soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

nice museum, Took my granddaughters age 4 and 10 and they really enjoyed it. There is a lot of interesting things to see and do.

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

Thank you for coming to Mid-America Science Museum! We look forward to having you back soon! More 

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Additional Information about Mid-America Science Museum

Address: 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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