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Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs

4.6
#5 of 50 in Museums in Arkansas
Children’s Museum Science Museum
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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  • 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 mus...  more »
  • 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 lov...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • I've always loved this place. My wife and I are pretty nerdy and actually decided to go by ourselves just for something fun to do. We really enjoyed it! It may not be geared towards adults but there's so many interactive things to do here that even adults will probably have fun. The skywalk is great too.
  • This was a very neat place and did not find one single exhibit that was broken unlike SCI Port here in Shreveport Louisiana. Everything was well maintained, taken care of, and there was plenty of staff to assist. I recommend for ages 6 and up. My five year old was not able to focus or really enjoy the exhibits the way they should have been appreciated. I would love to go by myself as an adult to check out the many exhibits and puzzles.
  • LOVE a trip to this museum. There is so much to do and the water feature is a big hit with the kids. They love getting to see the Tesla show and this time we enjoyed the dome theatre as well. Great place for kids of many age ranges.
  • WOW, WOW, WOW this place is AWESOME! ! I don't know who had more fun me, my husband, or out 6, 4, and 2 year old. We spent 2 hrs and didn't get near enough done. Pay for the membership: come and go as you please (leave for lunch then come back) includes the Tesla Volt show. AND it is also good for the Perot Museum in Dallas TX and the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, good for all year lonh
  • Always A fan of science places, and the prior aspect of this one is idyllic. Kids didn't want to leave and kept wanting to run off to try things, hallmark of a successful kids spot. The interactive topography box thing is super cool.

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