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Mid-America Science Museum

500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR
Northwest of the city. From the US 70/270 bypass, exit west onto US 270 toward Mt. Ida. Drive about one mile to Hwy 227/Mountain Pine Rd, turn right, and drive three-quarters of a mile to Mid America Blvd. Turn right and drive past National Park Community College. The museum will be on the right.
Summer M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-6; off-season Tu-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Check Tesla Coil times. (Call to verify)
Adults $10 + $3 for Tesla show.
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Features "Caged Lightning," the world's most powerful conical Tesla Coil, throwing lightning bolts and scaring occasional children. Protect your hearing! Report... [11/11/2012]

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Mid-America Museum just re-launched in 2015 and is going strong and the Tesla Coil is still operational. The other exhibits have been updated while keeping some of the favorites. [Ashley, 01/11/2016]

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Just to let you know the Mid-America Science Museum is still open and has a lot of great interactive exhibits, including the giant Tesla Coil. Great for kids and adults. I learned a lot.

[phrank phester, 11/24/2011]
Mid-America Museum

It has been on the local news that they are closing the museum. So, if you want to see it in all it's glory and whisper across the floor and make bubbles blow, etc., now would be the time!

[Corrie Rowe, 12/19/2004]

Nov. 2009: The Mid-America Science Museum is under new management and open for business. It now features a large indoor fake cave and the world's most powerful Tesla Coil.

Mid-America Science Museum

Embark on a world of discovery where interactive exhibits let you experiment with science and nature. Pull, tug, push, spin, pump, and twist your way through the vast array of mind-boggling displays! They have a hot air balloon, a hair raising lightning ball as well as four of Roland Emett's creations in the museum. There is the "Featherstone-Kite," and three from the Disney movie "Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang;" the "Little Dragon Carpet Sweep," the "Hush-A-Bye Hot Air Rocking Chair", and the "Visi-Vision."

[Melinda, 07/13/2001]

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