Welcome to Arkansas’ largest hands-on science center, as well as the first Smithsonian affiliate in the state, the Mid America Science Museum. Here your group will find over 100 engaging hands-on exhibits that cover the wonders of energy, matter, life, and perception. This museum seeks to spark curiosity and enhance scientific understanding through inquiry, observation, and discovery. The mixture of fun and learning here is so incredible, you’ll forget you're learning!
Mid America Science Museum was created in 1979 and remodeled around 2005, keeping it up to date as a state of the art science museum. Some of the most fun exhibits that have been drawing a crowd since its opening are the informational Arkansas Underfoot, high flying and exciting Bob Wheeler Science Skywalk, and the expansive Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater. Check out the Ball machine, an elaborate billiard ball track, the sand pendulum, the vertical wave machine, the loopy lasso, or the magnetic runaround. The Tinkering Studio also always impresses guests, as does the amazing Light Bridge.
All of these exhibits will show your group the basic concepts of physics through wave motion, kinetic energy, and gravity. When your group is done playing around be sure to stop at the Creek Walk Cafe for some lunch or head outside to enjoy the beautiful wooded park and picnic areas. Your group can also stop by the gift shop to pick up some great educational and scientific gifts for yourself or all your friends back home (they make great Christmas gifts)!