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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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An afternoon well spent!

I can not say enough good things about this place! My son is 2 and he absolutely LOVED his visit! We spent ~3 hours at the Museum; however we could have stayed another 3 easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Brittany B
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I can not say enough good things about this place! My son is 2 and he absolutely LOVED his visit! We spent ~3 hours at the Museum; however we could have stayed another 3 easily. The staff was very courteous and informative about the exhibits. My son loved "digging" for fossils outdoors. He also loved the water feature. We spent... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review Brittany! We look forward to having you and your family come back and visit us again soon. More 

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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The kids had fun! It Could stand to have more added in my opinion for the price. The tesla show was neat! It was a very clean establishment!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Family had a wonderful time. Something to interest everyone. Educational and beautiful surroundings.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Have been going to MASM for 30 years and it has only gotten better. I had one of my sons and his wife. He has been coming here with me since he was a toddler. Even now I enjoy it. The museum has done remodeling and added new things. Please see the Tesla Coil Lightning show. Very entertaining. (wear ear... More 

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

Thank you so much for continuing to visit and support the Mid-America Science Museum with your family. We look forward to you returning very soon! More 

Ward, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Highly recommended. Fun for all ages and decent price. Nice employees. Would do again. Loved the hundreds of hummingbirds!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First advice: go on a day when you think there will be few visitors. This is a very popular museum and it attracts loads of children. The interactive exhibits are enjoyable for all ages and the outdoor ones use up more energy.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So much fun for every age! The staff are the kindest, most fun group you will ever meet. The exhibits are hard to walk away from - everything is hands-on and mind-blowing, one after another. Trust me, worth every penny. My kids ask all year about when we can go back, and unlike Disney, they actually LEARN in the process... More 

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

Thank you so much for your flattering review and for visiting Mid-America Science Museum. We can't wait for you to come back with your family! More 

Dallas, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This science museum is a blast for the whole family. My parents and friends visited with no kids and we had such an awesome time exploring the science! So much to learn and experiment with hands-on. This is a must see if you are in Hot Springs!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We always like to tell everyone that Mid-America Science Museum appeals to all ages! More 

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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We recently had our grandchildren for a week last month. Since the weather was so hot, we decided to head for some museums. Wowsy!!! They have remodeled the Mid-America Science in Hot Springs and it is truly fabulous. The kids ages were from 9 to 2. They were all entertained and amazed and so were we. We will definitely be... More 

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

Thanks so much Colleen we're so glad that you could come for a visit with your family! We look forward to having you return very soon! More 

Texarkana, Texas
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is cool and I have been coming here since I was a kid. I was not really that impressed with their 7 million dollar update. The outside addition of the rope bridge and a kind of big tree house was kind of cool. However the things that used to make this place really cool when i was a... More 

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

Thank you for coming back to visit the new Mid-America Tim! We appreciate all of your valuable feedback and will certainly take it under consideration as we continue to fulfill our mission of promoting hands-on science education. We hope you come back soon to enjoy Mid-America Science Museum! More 

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