Mid America Science Museum

Hot Springs, AR

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Address: 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, USA Number: 501 767-3461 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Science IS fun, and that becomes so apparent at Alabama's Mid America Science Museum where you can explore a number of hands-on and interactive exhibits that stimulate an interest in science, encouraging life-long science education and allowing kids of all ages (and adults alike!) to discover, create and enjoy science!

The Mid America Science Museum is home to over 100 hands-on science exhibits which are divided into individual galleries across a huge 65,000 sq ft, including the outdoor exhibits too - and yes, there are dinosaurs!

The Marvelous Motion Gallery allows you to explore key principles of motion with exhibits like the sand pendulum, loopy lasso, and vertical wave machine!

Kids can examine the wonder of light and its amazing spectrum of color in the Light Bridge exhibit, where you can view the changing of the seasons, appreciate the beauty of nature and even see a new perspective on our world!

Don't miss the incredible 180ft science skywalk, where you can check out the 21 wooded acres that surround the museum from a whole new perspective, play in the rope bowl net suspended 40ft in the area,  and even conduct music on the music bench!

The whole family can learn about Nikola Tesla in the Tesla Theater, and the science behind his work, and even explore the Underfoot gallery with a mastodon, underground cave maze and even 3D table mapping!

Younger scientists in the family always love the Workshops gallery, with building blocks, animation, force and energy workshops and more, there's hands-on fun for all ages in the tinkering studio where self-guided tinkers can experiment and discover.

We mentioned dinosaurs, so make time to explore Arkansas' first permanent outdoor dinosaur exhibit, with an amazing array of our favorite prehistoric creatures from all three periods!

Science IS fun, and its at the Mid America Science Museum where you can learn just that!

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How much does it cost?



$10 + tax



$8 + tax (Ages 3 to 12)



$8 + tax seniors & active/retired military with ID


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2 years


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Any top tips?


Why not have your birthday party at the museum? You not only get private party fun but you also get to enjoy the fun in the museum too - what a great way to celebrate!

I'm Hungry!


Take a break from science & grab something sweet or savory in the museum snack bar! Open Saturdays from 11am - 3pm, and snacks are also available for purchase in the Museum Store

Healthy Eating
There are outdoor picnic areas available for guests if you wanted to bring your own delicious lunch

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They need at least 2 weeks advance notice, but call to book your field trip, they offer group discounts and great educational experiences, as well as camps, and special science classes & shows!

Can I get one of those?


Explore the museum store & broaden your imagination with science gifts, clothing, & educational keepsakes to help you remember your visit to Mid-America Science Museum.

Need a little extra help?


The Mid-America Science Museum facility is ADA accessible. Wheelchairs are available for guests on a first come first serve basis.

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Baby Facilities

Scientots: STORY TIME and activities for children ages 6 and under every Tuesday at 11 am!

When can we go?


9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday (7pm close Thursdays in June & July)

Closed Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day, also Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day

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