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Address: 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
Phone Number:
+1 501-767-3461
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Granddaughter Loves this Place

And so do I! We bought a membership to this museum. The facility is continually upgrading their displays. I bought this membership for the grandkids, but will use it for myself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anna S
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And so do I! We bought a membership to this museum. The facility is continually upgrading their displays. I bought this membership for the grandkids, but will use it for myself! It also has a reciprocating agreement with museums all over the United states.

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Thank Anna S
Grayson, Louisiana
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and my family visited this place back in December. I have been here several times over the years and always look forward to coming back. They always have new exhibits and it's UST a fun place to go hang out for awhile. Lots to do, lots to learn and the walk path outside is relaxing and pretty. They... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a half-day at the Mid-America Science Museum on Saturday. I agree with the reviews that characterize it as an excellent and interactive science museum! Our boys are 3 and 8 and both had a ball. I say it was a "pleasant surprise" for several reasons: 1. There was plenty of space and seating throughout the museum floor. Often... More 

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Thank lalagirl22
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review and excellent feedback! We would love to have you and your family as members and hope that you do indeed come back soon to visit! More 

Macon, Georgia
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved exploring the science museum with our two kids ages 7 & 9. There's lots to see and do. The outdoor skywalk was great and the staff was very friendly. Don't miss the tesla show!

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Thank Mbrow783
Roland, Iowa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this yesterday and we're still laughing about it today. We are both in our mid-fifties and haven't had so much fun in a long time! We absolutely loved every bit of this museum, it's nice to see a museum like this where everything actually works and everyone is having so much fun. We initially scoffed... More 

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

So glad that you and your wife enjoyed your experience at Mid-America Science Museum! Thanks for the positive review and we hope that it encourages other grownups to come laugh and enjoy science that's suitable literally for ALL ages. Come back to visit us again soon! More 

North Richland Hills, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. She had a blast. Lot's of hands on things to do. Some of it was for older kids, but we still enjoyed our adventure. The property it is located is beautiful. The day we were there it was gloomy outside but we still got to do the rope bridge and sky walk.... More 

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

Thanks Marie! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with your granddaughter and hope that you bring her back soon for some more science fun! More 

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the family here. was a neet place but for younger kids. But I have to say my 16 year old did like some of the things they had. My other family mimbers have small kids and they had a blast.

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

So glad that you and your family had a good time at Mid-America Science Museum! Thank you for sharing your experience and please visit again soon! More 

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Spent hours with 5 children 10-14. They all had a total blast. We enjoyed sitting and watching them. Such a nice nice NICE place. Learn stuff while having a stimulating time!! Gift shop too.

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Thank Violetaster
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is a hidden gem in Arkansas. We had a wonderful time as a family, exploring hands-on exhibits (tons of them throughout) and even making stop motion films. The Tesla Show is very worth it. We learned a lot and were very entertained by a great presenter there. There is a fun area to walk around outside (with rope... More 

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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Outstanding activity for young and old. Interesting, fun, educational and great way to be a kid again!

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