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Mid-America Science Museum

500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
+1 501-767-3461
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Tesla coil. How disappointing.

We went to the museum to see the coil. They charge you $3.00 extra to see it. No problem. , you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penny F
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Fayetteville, Georgia
Stopped while passing through

We decided to stop while on our way to Texas. This museum exceeded our expectations. We really... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
sbilyeu75
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Fairborn, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tesla coil” (41 reviews)
“all ages” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
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+1 501-767-3461
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the museum to see the coil. They charge you $3.00 extra to see it. No problem. , you go in and. They turn it on (less then 2min.). She tells you about it and turns it on again. Also less than 2min....More

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop while on our way to Texas. This museum exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed the skywalk. I do wish the gift shop would have more unique items for purchase.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

My husband and I visited with our 2-year-old daughter on a rainy Saturday morning during a recent trip to Hot Springs. It was the highlight of our weekend! Most science museums focus too heavily on the science, and don't provide enough interaction to really engage...More

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review! Hope you are able to come back soon and spend even more time at Mid-America Science Museum the next time you visit!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My husband and I brought our son here for his birthday, along with one of my nephews. This was our second time here and they loved it. The boys loved how it wasn't just a stroll through the museum. Because it was interactive, they enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Mid-America Science Museum is one of the most outstanding attractions in Hot Springs. I take my grandchildren there frequently and they are never bored I fact, it is always on the top of the list of what to do at Nanny's :) The Tesla Coil...More

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much for continuing to be a member and for bringing the grandchildren! The museum wouldn't be able to offer its year-round educational programs without your support! Come back and see us Memorial Day Weekend for the Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek opening!

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We stopped by the museum on our way out of town after a trip last year. We went on a weekday morning, and we basically had the entire place to ourselves. Our kids had a blast with all of the activities, and the hubs and...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My nephew is a total science nerd! After visiting the Mid-America Science Museum we all are! This place was so fun, with games or rather exhibits that appealed to every interest and even piqued interests you may not have known you had. I'm not sure...More

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

So glad that you visited and enjoyed your trip to Mid-America Science Museum! We hope every visitor leaves with a renewed passion for science and learning!

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

2 story building has lots to see and things to do. My four year old loved playing with balls in the water zone. You may want to pack an extra set of clothes for your kiddos. Plan to spend 3 hours interacting with the museum....More

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

So glad you enjoyed your experience at Mid-America Science Museum! Please come back soon to visit the Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek opening Memorial Day Weekend 2018!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon. The museum was pretty much empty. We had lots of fun with all of the hands on activities. We did the Tesla show as well. We were the only people in the show so we got an excellent...More

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for coming to enjoy the museum and look forward to having you return this summer for the Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek opening!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This museum is great fun for the entire family! Young and young-at-heart will both enjoy themselves! Beautiful outdoors and lots of activities inside! Must see!

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pattiewaggin3
29 January 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Property representative |
Mid-America Science Museum is open year-round. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day it will be open 7 days a week. Currently closed only on Mondays from Labor Day until Memorial Day.
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bjg0425
13 July 2017|
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Response from Stacy W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of cost, it is not much we took our 5 yr great granddaughter and 3 great neices, 8. 12 and 13 and they all had a great time and i really enjoyed it
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bjg0425
13 July 2017|
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Response from Jason D | Reviewed this property |
Adults-$10, children-$8. A few optional exhibits that were a little extra.
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