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Mid-America Science Museum

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Address: 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
Phone Number:
+1 501-767-3461
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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This place is awesome!

This science museum is great. While geared towards kids, it's still incredibly fun for a full grown adult.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This science museum is great. While geared towards kids, it's still incredibly fun for a full grown adult.

Thank Hannah H
Alexander, Arkansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we took our great granddaughter there during the summer and all four adults enjoyed ir as much as she did

Thank Stacy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for kids and adults to learn many things scientific. Good views and lots of exhibits. Many kinds of inventions. Wonderful!

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't look like a lot but it is one of the coolest things to do. Make sure to do the boardwalk.

Thank Ethan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. We enjoyed the hands on exhibits. With good shows on Tesla and the solar system. A good place to go especially with kids of all ages

Thank Margaret K
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mid-America Science Museum is honestly a jewel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I have taken my niece here multiple times and am always amazed at how much fun she has; but not only that, the amount she has learned during our short trips. The skywalk outside is beautiful as well. The water exhibit is my favorite and the cave is my... More 

Thank Tiffany T
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend 3 hours ! The Mid America Science Museum had a complete over-haul thanks to some very generous people. Our children (8,9,13,16 *special needs*,17) & yes even the adults had a great time. Several exhibits. Great staff to answer questions. A new board walk & mini rope course. We had a fantastic time !! It is... More 

Thank GBlank79
McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our small senior class to Hot Springs for their class trip, and the museum was one of our stops. There was tons of hands-on fun even for young adults. The chaperones even had a great time playing in the miners' tunnel and with the weather table. A great time was had by everyone! And the staff was awesome!!

Thank ACLang
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a place to enjoy the different area's of science with the hands on experience this would be the place! Recently added a lot more displays and children of all ages will love this place. Reasonably priced and a great place for events as well.

Thank Stewie71913
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually make a stop here about once a year during a summertime trip. This year we passed through during spring break. We enjoy coming here because they have some exhibits that are rotated out (always something new to see) and some old favorites. Additionally they participate in a reciprocal membership benefit - so basic admission is free based on... More 

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

Thank you for being a consistent supporter and return visitor to Mid-America Science Museum! We value all of our reciprocal members who take the time to come back to enjoy our science facility again and again. Looking forward to having you and your family return soon! More 

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