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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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Great fun for curious kids of all ages!

They have a little something for kids of all ages! My children are preteen and teens and both... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rogers, United States
If You Have Kids or One Yourself

Here is a place you can take your kids to and let them have fun with science with hands on. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bill H
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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: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
+1 501-767-3461
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is great! It has everything including a treehouse and a hiking trail! We had a blast. The museum engaged all of us. Our family favorite was probably Food Frenzy, a game where you compete against a timer and load food nuzzle pieces into...More

Thank Hola624
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the grandchild - so much on hands activity - very educational for children and adults - took about two hours - could take longer depending on how long you do the activities.

Thank mammiepoppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great place to spend the day! There were plenty of things to see and do to keep me and the kids occupied all day! The Tesla show is definitely worth the extra price for admission, but is a bit scary for...More

Thank CMtraveller1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Hot Springs. Our party consisted of six adults and we had a wonderful time. This is a well planned interactive science museum that caters to both adults and children very well. We loved the Mindbender...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we stopped by! It was fun for the boys. Several interactive exhibits that the kids had fun trying out.

Thank SDMeacham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it says "children's" museum, but our almost 15 year old son had just as much fun as our 11 year old daughter. In fact, we had a lot of fun also. We were there about 2 hours and didn't see everything before we...More

Thank avoidthelloyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum today and were absolutely blown away. We took our 2.5 year old and she had an incredible time there for 3 hours. And we had to drag her away then! I didn't know if there would be enough there to hold...More

Thank Jkbailey
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review! So glad that Mid-America Science Museum was a highlight for your visit to Arkansas and look forward to you returning soon!

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13 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
13 July 2017|
Response from Jason D | Reviewed this property |
Adults-$10, children-$8. A few optional exhibits that were a little extra.
Josh T
13 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.