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Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs

(4.5/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Spent hours with 5 children 10-14. They all had a total blast. We enjoyed sitting and watching them. Such a nice nice NICE place. Learn stuff while having a stimulating time!! Gift shop too. 
  • This museum is a hidden gem in Arkansas. We had a wonderful time as a family, exploring hands-on exhibits (tons of them throughout) and even making stop motion films. The Tesla Show is very worth it. ...  more »
  • Outstanding activity for young and old. Interesting, fun, educational and great way to be a kid again! 
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  • Fantastic science museum and certainly one of the highlights of our weekend Hot Springs visit! It's definitely geared more towards kids, but we had a blast running around like little kids exploring everything. Every exhibit has a hands on learning approach. We really enjoyed the stop motion movie maker, "tree house" overlook (it has a name but I can't remember what), Tesla show (you pay a little extra), water physics feature, Arkansas mine tunnels, and paper airplane station. We wish could have gone into the tinker workshop, but it was closed so that was a bummer. Overall, this museum is well thought out and lots of fun for kids of all ages.
  • It had been some time since I was last here. Let me tell you it has gotten even better! Such an awesome place for the kids and the kids in you. Make sure you check out the tree houses outside!
  • Really fun to walk through as an adult. Last time I came, I was a kid. The exhibits are just as fun as an adult. I liked crawling through the mine caves and the orange plastic cave thing. The ice from the air thing is cool and then you can make things black in front of the thermal camera. The new (to me) double deck nature trail is awesome. Great value at $10 for adults (at the time of writing).
  • This has been the best science museum I have been to in years. Very well run, fascinating interactive displays, whimsical inventions, friendly staff, and wonderful facilities. Highly recommend taking the kids. Great a reciprocal membership.
  • We went there on a rainy day in Hots Springs. It was wondeful. My 3 teenage children loved it. They said they felt like little kids again. We stayed until the place closed down. DON'T MISS THIS.