The Scott Family Amazeum is a premier children science museum in Bentonville, Arkansas known to be a hub for fun, creativity, and discovery.

 

Admission to the Amazeum is  $14 for adults and kids age 2 and older and free for members and all children under 2.

 

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Plan your Amazeum Visit:

 

 

Get ready for an unforgettable family adventure at the Amazeum! With a wide array of activities and experiences, you'll easily spend an entire morning or afternoon exploring everything this place has to offer. We recommend packing a picnic lunch if you'll be there over lunchtime. Don't stress if hunger strikes unexpectedly; snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the Amazeum gift shop, Curiosity Corner.

 

Dive into hands-on fun with the Hershey’s Lab, 3M Tinkering Hub, General Mills Life, Load, & Haul, Walmart Market, Nickelodeon Play Lab, and many more exciting exhibits. Plus, there's always a new traveling exhibit from museums and science centers across the country, changing every quarter to keep things fresh.

 

Admission includes access to all experiences, but don't forget to grab special tickets for the Hershey’s Lab at the welcome desk upon arrival.

 

Parents, you'll love the educational opportunities in the Curiosity Corner store, located at the end of the lobby. As you walk through the exhibit hall, get ready for experiences that will blow your socks off! With activities for all ages, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

 

Here’s the scoop on each exhibit at Amazeum 

 

The Amazeum is fun for all ages, but we put our heads together with Bentonville parents to bring you some insider insight on what to expect: 

  • Canopy Climber This climber is a signature Bentonville experience that takes you to the tippy-top of Amazeum! Heights and tight spaces abound in the climber, but once you reach the top you can exit back down a stairway to the main floor.
  • Nature Valley Water AmazementsSave this spot for last, splashing water is the thing to do here and everyone may leave with soaked shoes and clothes. For elementary and younger, we recommend having an entire change of clothes at the ready
  • Art StudioMake your mark on a giant glass canvas, and more.
  • Nature & Weather: Another Amazeum classic - don’t miss the Touchable Tornado and budget 10 - 15 minutes for the Topographic Sandbox. You’ll be mesmerized.
  • The CaveGrab a flashlight on your way in and explore a classic Ozark cave without leaving the museum.
  • Outdoor Playscape: Climb, run, picnic, and more in the nature and science-inspired outdoor play area. 
  • Cloud Theater: This is a small, darkened area with a cozy bench and pillows. Great for a spot of quiet if you or others in your group are experiencing sensory overload. Fun tip: look up! There’s a video screen with calming visuals and video art.
  • Nickelodeon Play Lab: Fun for all, especially the Spongebob fans! Don’t miss the stop motion animation interactives.
Tweens/Teens:
  • 3M Tinkering Hub: This creative workshop is for all ages, but we find it’s a particular favorite of tweens, teens, and adults. Get technical and experiment with projects designed by the Amazeum team.
Elementary age:
  • Hershey’s Lab: An all ages experience with self-guided science experiments using Hershey’s chocolate and candy. In our experience, the lessons are most engaging for elementary age kids and younger, and the temptation to simply eat the candy is strong. 
  • General Mills Lift, Load, & Haul: For some families, this might be the only exhibit space you visit, and that’s ok - because it’s awesome. There’s a giant, REAL, truck cab that kids can sit in and drive, as well as a network of conveyors and chutes for kids to move around vinyl blocks.  
  • Walmart Market: Another “might spend our entire time here” zone, the Walmart market features a realistic check out station and a stocked grocery store, allowing kids to play shopper and worker. Don’t miss the bakery or the cafe!
  • Homestead Farm & Cabin: This cabin is super fun - it feels like visiting a historical museum, except in this case, everyone is welcome to bang about with the pots on the hearth or hang out the laundry to dry. Settle in on the front porch while your kiddos collect eggs, harvest apples and vegetables, and tend to the livestock. 

 

Littles and littler:
  • Studio Grow: 6 years & younger, this area is nice because it gives your smaller kids their own space to explore and offers a few scaled down experiences that are in the main hall.
  • Emerging Explorers: 2 years old & younger, possibly the cutest zone in Amazeum, it’s a great spot to let your infant or toddler have some safe exploration time.


Amazeum always has fun events going on. Check out their event calendar here

 

Our most important tip? The key to an awesome Amazeum day is entering the museum ready to let your kids’ curiosity lead the way. Surrender to their interests, and follow along as they discover what the exhibits have to offer.

Insider tips:

Be on the lookout for art!

In addition to fantastic hands-on experiences, the museum has several artworks on view around the museum thanks to their Maker in Residence program. Don’t miss these favorites:

Murals by Jason Jones:

  • Interplay: Bugs and Bulbs along the hallway from the main entrance into the museum
  • Cloud Theater Robots - around the outside of the Cloud Theater 

Sculpture by Asia Ward

  • Sammy the Sea Monkey installed above Nature Valley Water Amazements. Learn More

Sculpture by Amanda Willshire 

  • The Incredible Electric Technicolor Mockingbird installed outside the main entrance

Learn more about the art at Amazeum here.

 


Hours of Operation

 

Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 10:00am - 7:30pm*
(Priceless Nights: 4:30pm - 7:30pm)

Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

*Priceless Nights: The Amazeum is open from 4:30pm - 7:30pm with pay-as-you-wish admission sponsored by the Willard and Pat Walker Family Foundation


Reciprocal Memberships

 

Amazeum is a member of the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Bring your membership card from a participating museum and a photo ID and receive up to 5 free general admissions. They also participate in the ACM Reciprocal Network. Bring your membership card from a participating museum and a photo ID and receive 50% off for up to 6 free general admissions.

 

ABOUT Amazeum: 

 

Founded by Lee and Linda Scott, The Amazeum features approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibit and learning spaces inside the museum to bring learning to life and enhance family involvement, while evoking a sense of curiosity and discovery through hands-on activities.

In addition, approximately one acre of outdoor space accommodates year-round learning and provides a backdrop for experiments and experiences inspired by the seasons. The facility includes a venue for businesses and organizations to host gatherings, productions and special events. The Amazeum offers a variety of educational programs for a range of audiences.