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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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So much fun

On our annual family vacation to hot springs. Haven't been to mid America in several years. Wasn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jason D
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El Dorado, Arkansas
via mobile
Not your standard Children's Museum

We thoroughly enjoyed the Museum. Highly interactive, and interesting exhibits to play with. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Terri M
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Panorama Village, TX
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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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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
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+1 501-767-3461
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our annual family vacation to hot springs. Haven't been to mid America in several years. Wasn't sure we would really enjoy it since we have been so many times before. Was delighted to see everything has been changed up and they have a lot...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Museum. Highly interactive, and interesting exhibits to play with. Our 5 year old grandson with Down Syndtome did not want to leave, even after 4 hours. Special needs friendly. Skip the planetarium show though.

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun around every corner. The exhibits are hands on, aesthetically pleasing and approachable. Great for school aged children and parents.

Thank HappyPaddler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great activity to get out of the AR humidity! We happened to go on Tinkerfest Day, which included hands on activities that were additional to the usual exhibits. It's a beautiful museum and great for older children too. We would go here all the time...More

Thank Jennifer K
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Jennifer! So glad that you were able to visit us during Tinkerfest! Please come back again soon the next time you visit Hot Springs!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I visited this site was in the mid 1990's and like the last time, there were lots of hands-on activities. I was sad to see that the Tesla show, free way back when, is now only available as an add on. This...More

Thank Deb M
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Deb for the wonderful review! Tesla shows are free for members, so please consider purchasing a membership if you decide to return, our membership program allows you access to more than 350 other science museums in the country!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were making a day of different attractions in Hot Springs. We had a couple hours so we popped in. It was a decent science museum as one of the best we have been to in Houston set the bar high. It was a good...More

Thank Jason B
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jason! Hope you can return to see one of the Tesla shows or one of our custom shows in the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15 yo grandson had a great time as did his mother and myself. All kinds of mechanical challenges and fun things to look at. We saw the Tesla exhibit. Well worth the extra charge. The young man who did the demo did an excellent...More

Thank kaygem
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We pride ourselves on our excellent education staff and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to you returning soon to Mid-America Science Museum!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a whim, we got up one Saturday morning and headed on the 4 hour trip up to Hot Springs for the weekend. We went to the crystal mines and the gift shop first, so we only had an hour to visit the museum before...More

Thank Jennifer C
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Jennifer we do hope that you and your family return soon and spend an entire day at the museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family always has so much fun! The staff is so helpful and friendly. My little guy (and my big guy) love the Big Net outside. It's like the worlds largest hammock! So fun! We are a family that loves dinosaurs and they had lots...More

Thank Amber B
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Amber! We hope that you and your family continue to visit Mid-America Science Museum, and we're so glad that you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grandchildren have visited every summer for 10 years and we ALWAYS make time to visit the Science Museum. They look forward to old favorite activities/exhibits and also to see what new offerings there are. As a scientist myself, I always enjoy going even though...More

Thank Judy D
Jim M, Public Relations Manager at Mid-America Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your support and feedback Judy! We will definitely take your review into consideration as we continue to address ways to enhance visitor experience for those guests visiting Mid-America Science Museum! Thank you for your dedication to science and hope that you and...More

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PigeonHead33
Is there parking on-site for visitors?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking available!
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garyr967
Can you buy tickets in advance?
18 November 2015|
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Response from Colleen814 | Reviewed this property |
I know you can get a coupon from Groupon. We buy at the door and have never had to wait, they do have reciprocal memberships with other museums.
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pearlsgirl08
What date does this museum open again?
12 March 2015|
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Response from Misstlj | Reviewed this property |
It reopened March 7, 2015.
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