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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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Hands on fun!

We stopped in on a Tuesday afternoon. The museum was pretty much empty. We had lots of fun with all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montgomery, TX
Great addition to our trip!

This museum is great fun for the entire family! Young and young-at-heart will both enjoy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angie A
Shreveport, Louisiana
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
+1 501-767-3461
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank moviegrrl3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Angie A
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This museum is Awesome! There is so much hands on science! The Tesla Coil is amazing. We went there as a couple and spent several hours. Next time we will take our children as they will have a blast! One of the highlights for me...More

Thank Niki R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a huge interactive museum/activity center for kids. Kids have a great time here. It's also in a beautiful natural setting.

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A must-see if you have young children!!! Awesome museum that entertains all! Everything is accessible to small ones, appropriate and clean~clean~clean!

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My kids (ages 13 and 11) loved visiting this museum. Their favorite part was the underground Arkansas section where you go through a dark maze with tunnels and rope bridges. I went through it with them and it was a lot of fun. I'm short...More

Thank ketah777
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We spent several hours learning from the exhibits plus attended the planetarium and Tesla Coil shows. All were informative but especially liked the large kinetic/steampunk display. The outdoor areas were a great bonus place to stroll the park area or become engaged in several activities,...More

Thank Janet B
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed the museum's exhibits and our natural surroundings here in Hot Springs Janet! Look forward to having you and your family return soon to science with us!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We spent about 2 hrs at the museum and everyone had so much fun! There was plenty to see and do. The cost was $10 for adults and $8 for children. The downside was the snack bar was closed due to down season and would...More

Thank Tiff08217
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

So glad you were able to visit Mid-America Science Museum Tiff and that you enjoyed yourselves! Come back and science with us soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing! As an engineer by trade I love things that my kids can do that is hands on. This place has great stations for kids to figure out problems and learn about science. My son loved the water ball exhibit and teslas...More

Thank Plug10
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My husband and I were there by ourselves, since we are older, no kids in the home. We had a great time trying all the displays, playing with the exhibits. I crawled through the big, dark maze on my hands and knees and was wonderfully...More

Thank bftgh
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12 July 2017|
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
12 July 2017|
Response from Jason D | Reviewed this property |
Adults-$10, children-$8. A few optional exhibits that were a little extra.
Josh T
12 July 2017|
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Response from johnvacca | Reviewed this property |
I realize this is terribly late, but I just now discovered it. Yes there is a picnic table. At least, there was prior to the major remodel a few months ago. I can't imagine that they would have changed that.