Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs

4.7
#5 of 50 in Museums in Arkansas
The purpose of Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) 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. MASM's goal is to provide informal science education that encourages learning in ways not ordinarily found in the workplace, classroom, or home. To achieve this purpose, MASM maintains the highest standards in providing quality exhibits, programs and services for the students, citizens and visitors to Arkansas.
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  • 2 story building has lots to see and things to do. My four year old loved playing with balls in the water zone. You may want to pack an extra set of clothes for your kiddos. Plan to spend 3 hours inte...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • I am writing a review based on our experience as a family of four with two teenagers. We had a phenomenal experience! This museum is very hands on and offers plenty for children and adults. The new outdoor boardwalk is great and beautiful. There is plenty of real world nature right there on the museum grounds. We also opted to attend the Tesla coil show. Our show was presented by a retired science teacher with an infectious positive attitude and a wonderful personality. She was full of answers and passion for science and was not afraid to admit if she did not know something. The sign of someone truly intelligent! I highly recommend you set aside a day and enjoy this wonderful place. Its truly a gem hidden within wonder Hot Springs.
  • Great place to bring your family. I have a seven year old and a teenager and we all had a great time. It's hard to places like this, where the whole family truly enjoyed themselves. You have to go on the outside walk and the Tesla coil, it's awesome!!
  • Wow! Spectacular! We were grateful to find such an amazing children's museum on our ride back home. There are so many sections and things for kids to do. A child could easily stay for 3 hours and never get bored. We will definitely find our way back.
  • The museum is really good and worth the price. Make sure to see the Tesla show too which is $3 but really worth it. They explain the phenomenon well and show it live which is a feast for the eyes. The museum otherwise is really enjoyable for both kids and adults. Kids specially would have loads of fun here. Everything here is practical and this is not a museum where they would say don't touch the exhibit. At least not for all exhibits. They in fact encourage is to touch and play with all the exhibits which makes it even more fun. Everything is explained well. Highly recommended and a must visit. $10 for adults.
  • Absolutely great place for curious kids! Tons of activities, experiments, and fun for just about all ages. If you are planning a family trip here, I highly suggest this museum/activity center. The tree house is an especially fun part that has a rope net area suspended over a creek. There is also a cave area that is a must see.

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