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Address: 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
Phone Number: +1 501-767-3461
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13:00 - 17:00
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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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Great rainy day adventure.

Great for anyday. Many things to see and explore. My 8 year old loves going. My 2 year can't get enough of the sights and sounds. Tree top walk way with net is pretty cool. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for anyday. Many things to see and explore. My 8 year old loves going. My 2 year can't get enough of the sights and sounds. Tree top walk way with net is pretty cool. The tesla show is exciting. Could easily spend an hour or two really taking in the hands on exhibits. Kind of pricey for a big... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting Mid-America Science Museum! If you have a large family please consider doing our annual family membership! It allows you access to more than 300 other science museums around the country and comes with many other discounts and museum perks! :) More 

Seguin, Texas
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time. Fun activities and teals exhibit. Wish we had longer to spend there. Great for all age kids!!!

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Thank Shane S
Cabot, Arkansas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this museum since I was a kid. It never disappoints. This museum is packed full of hands-on activities. My daughter is two and she really enjoyed it. I'd say she was a little young for a lot of if but that didn't stop her! She may not have known what the importance of the activity was... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adults and children alike will find this museum very fun and hands on! The exhibits are well done and very informative. You can easily spend hours in here and never be bored!

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Thank annawA3283QY
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Mid-America Science Museum is unlike any other science museum I've visited. The exhibits cover a wide variety of subjects, and all are "hands-on." Visitors from pre-school age through grandparents will find things of interest to them. We can't wait to take our children and grandchildren there.

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Thank Darrel E
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited this place with our grandchildren. Now, they go back and keep on going back to play, learn, and see the exhibits and watch the show on screen.

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Thank MurthyMadness
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We love this museum! Everything is hands on and our kids love exploring and playing with the exhibits. It's not terribly expensive to get in and the season passes are also very reasonable. They have traveling exhibits so you may see something different if it's a long time between visits. It's a definite must if you have kids. They'll love... More 

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I are seniors and went as a couple. There were a handful of other adults and a large group of elementary school children at the same time. Everyone was having a very good time with all of the hands on activities. The Tesla demonstration was really impressive and educational. The only down side is that it is... More 

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Flagstac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I go here every 6 months because they always change and have new exhibits This is a great place for any kid in grade school all the way to grandpa who is looking for their entertainment that is also educational

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Thank Papa_Dude-615
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our kiddos loved this science museum. It's smaller than the one we go to where we are from, but there was still lots to do. Make sure you buy tickets to the Tesla show. It's well worth the price! The only complaint I have is that there was a very large school group visiting while we were there, and the... More 

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