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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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This place was amazing! As an engineer by trade I love things that my kids can do that is hands on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great for adults too

My husband and I were there by ourselves, since we are older, no kids in the home. We had a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
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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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500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
+1 501-767-3461
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Reviewed yesterday 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great interactive museum- it's not an all day attraction unless you eat there as well, but it has a great deal of hands on activities and many rotating themes- we were there for the dinosaur exhibit. If you take your GPS directions...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was renovated and reopened on March, 2015. Everywhere we went inside the building seemed brand new. Almost each section has hands-on activities for kids. The digital dome theater was especially impressive. It is a good learning place for kids, and educational for parents...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girls and I visit Mid-America a few times per Summer. They're always entertained, engaged and interested in the exhibits. I feel great knowing they're learning things. If you're ever in Hot Springs a highly recommend visiting the Mid-America science museum.

Thank natd2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting science projects and demonstrations to occupy the minds of kids of all ages. Reasonably priced and you can take your time exploring any of the exhibits

Thank searchingforutopia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We expected a small museum with minimal exhibits and this is definitely NOT one. This place was big and had so many cool interactive exhibits. My personal favorite is part of what looks like a temporary exhibit but it is polarized stained glass, so it...More

Thank work2travelTexas
Reviewed 20 August 2017

They have a little something for kids of all ages! My children are preteen and teens and both enjoyed their time here immensely. I did two! I think I had as much fun playing with the experiments as they did. The interactive puzzle game was...More

Thank rhondas586
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Here is a place you can take your kids to and let them have fun with science with hands on. It is an amazing place. If you are a kid at heart you will love the activities provided there. Kids of all ages love this...More

Thank Bill H
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you, Bill! Please come back and science with us again soon at Mid-America Science Museum!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Every person in my group was mid twenties, but we all had fun. The interactive features of the museum are what make it so much fun. We enjoyed everything about it. Hated that it rained while we were there, but regardless had tons to do...More

Thank mandykeeling
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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.
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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.