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Address: 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
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
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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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Super fun!

"Live" dinosaurs are set up really neat while entering into main museum area. We were impressed. My 8 year old son loves the "cave." It's great exercise too! There are low... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rebecca M
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

"Live" dinosaurs are set up really neat while entering into main museum area. We were impressed. My 8 year old son loves the "cave." It's great exercise too! There are low ceilings and it's very dim so not for everyone. They have a great indoor climbing area as well but note they were checking for height requirements before letting kids... More 

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Thank Rebecca M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice to visit, very interesting, great place for hands on activities for the kids. Shows were great.

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Thank Denise G
Bryant, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My twin seven year old grand kids loved it. I had to pull them away. It could easily be a four hour, plus, experience. The facilities were immaculate, well maintained, educational and entertaining. We will be returning.

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been for many years. Took grandkids and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Spent 4 hours and all ages, 11, 5, and 3 enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Boogiebear0718
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do and see. Good price and took a few hours to see it all. I would recommend for all ages. Very educational. The animatronic Dino's are awesome and the outdoor area is breathtaking along with fun for all ages. Have to go back again someday.

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Thank MistyArden2016
Kearney, MO.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Grandkids really enjoyed this museum. Much more than the one in Little Rock. Most exhibits well done with lots of hands on things to keep them occupied. It was a little warm but that to be expected with temps in the mid-90's outside and a building full of people.

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Thank KearneyCat
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whole family enjoyed the Mid-American Science Museum. We have 10 and 8 year old daughters who absolutely enjoyed this museum. There were many hands on exhibits. Lots of fun. The outdoor area was very pretty. Enjoyed the Tesla Theater.

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Thank Sherry F
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to hang out during the summer or off season! The best thing to do, become a member and take your time and explore everything!

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Thank AppaQ
Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children get excited with this Science Museum. Lots of adventures and experiments for the curious, like an underground adventure and 1,500,000 bolts of electricity! Could have stayed all day. The grounds outside the museum hold other types of adventures, like a swinging bridge that children can jump on.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of hands on things to do for kids and adults! We took our granddaughters and spent over 6 hours here! We all enjoyed it and gained knowledge while having fun! Would definitely recommend checking it out!

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