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    A weekend of AMAZING learning and fun, here...

    What an incredible weekend we just had!

    Not only did we welcome our 500,000th guest last week, we also had a great week of creativity all around the museum (and country!).  Let us share...

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    500,000 Amazing Visitors!

    Thanks a (half of a) million Northwest Arkansas!  A little more than 21 months ago, the Scott Family Amazeum opened its doors after a community-wide effort lasting over a decade.

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    Spring Break Camp 2017: Under the Big...

    We had so much fun during our Spring Break Camp, exploring the fun world of the circus! Take a look at what our campers accomplished during the week.

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    Spring Break 2017: Imagination Staycation

    Thanks to all of the amazing guests who made Spring Break 2017 so wonderful! Here's a peek at some of the fun we had together, including our awesome spring break camp, Under the Big Top, which was made possible by BIC Corporation.

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    Washington Junior High School Making Spaces

    By Carrie Beach This is one of my favorite quotes.  Sometimes I feel like one of the crazy ones.

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    Tinkering Through the Tears

    by Susan White I have had more students cry in my Maker Space than I have in my entire teaching career! And you know what? It’s a great thing.

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    Making Spaces, Schools, and the Amazeum - a...

    OK, OK, the cat's *almost* out of the bag - Northwest Arkansas is increasingly becoming a maker haven.

  • Creativity. Curiosity. Community.

    Creativity. Curiosity. Community. These three words are guiding forces in our work here at the Scott Family Amazeum. We would like to share with you a wonderful moment of Community. Without Creativity we would not have art.

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    Unfield Trips = Impact on Student Learning

    Following your class visit the Scott Family Amazeum on an Unfield Trip, we mail out postcards for your students to reflect on their Unfield Trip experience.

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    Zing in the New Year - 2017!

    Dear Amazeum Friends and Families- What an amazing year it has been!  As the Amazeum gets ready to ring in 2017, we find it so satisfying to look back on the past year and a half.

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    New Membership Cards

    In our first year, more than 8,500 households jumped on board as Charter Members.

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    Skill Swap 1 - Lilypad Arduino

    Amazeum team - our first high tech Skill Swap of the year.  Lilypad Arduino programming!  Get ready Amazeum on the Rocks: MakerFashion.

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    If you’re traveling this Spring Break, be sure to pack your Scott Family Amazeum membership card and receive complimentary or reduced admission at hundreds of museums. The Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) Travel Passport programs includes 350 participating museums offering complimentary admission.

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    Scott Family Amazeum @ 6 Months...

    With six months under our belt as of today, we would like to again say thank you for joining and supporting us on this amazing journey!

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    Passion Moves Kids Into Action

    Jennifer Howard, our guest author, is a second-grade teacher at Willowbrook Elementary in Bentonville. Willowbrook students helped Scott Family Amazeum staff prototype Unfield Trip experiences.

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    Visiting Artist and Exhibit Builder, Kua Patten-

    The Scott Family Amazeum team is working with Kua Patten to develop ideas to add to the Tinkerfest experience and to the museum itself later this year.

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    Children's Books Promoting Tinkering

    Want to inspire tinkering and creativity in your kids? Here are some book suggestions from the Scott Family Amazeum team.

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    Tinkering with Teachers

    Fayetteville Public Schools teachers learn the how and why of tinkering.

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    Learning to Solder

    Amazeum staff members, educators learn how to solder.

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    Full STEAM Ahead!

    We rounded off our first summer of Amazeum camps with STEAM Camp. We covered a different letter of the STEAM acronym each day: Science on Monday, Technology on Tuesday, Engineering on Wednesday, Art on Thursday, and Math on Friday. These photos offer a sneak peek into some of the exploration that took place at STEAM Camp!

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    Finishing Concrete on Ground Floor-

    Today marked an important day in the construction schedule - the last major concrete pour of the ground floor!

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    Curiosity Camp

    We’ve all heard of ‘take your child to work day’. This summer at the Amazeum, we reversed this idea. We hosted a ‘bring your adult to camp’ week where four and five year olds had a chance to immerse their caregivers into the world of play.  

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    The Science of Acting

    The Science of Acting Camp, our second camp of the summer in partnership with Trike Theatre, drew from themes common to both science and drama to create a unique and collaborative program.  This camp was a perfect example of a partnership program as it offered a little bit of everything for both the performer and the scientist in all of us.

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    Magic School Bus Summer Camp

    During the week of July 21-25, 2014, the Amazeum partnered with Trike Theatre to offer our first ever partnership camp. Each morning during that week, we hopped on the Magic School Bus and let Mrs. Frizzle take us on a different journey each day. Children pre-k through 2nd grade looked at the same theme through a different lens at each of the three stations they visited—art, drama, and science.

     

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    Amazeum + Public Libraries = Outrageous Fun!

    The Amazeum created a big splash in Northwest Arkansas by partnering with the local public libraries during summer 2014. In June and July, we went out to 10 public libraries to give more than 1,400 people a sneak peek of the Amazeum’s hands-on style of exploring. 

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    The Idea Lab: Geometry in Action

    Geometry: Things I learned in high school mathematics still come up in the most surprising ways!

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    Central Park Elementary

    Over the course of the last month, the 3rd grade students of Central Park Elementary brainstormed, designed, and created a wide variety of exciting exhibit prototypes.

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    Out and About in NWA

    The Amazeum team is out and about in Northwest Arkansas. To find out where we will be next, check out our Calendar.

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    A Groundbreaking Without Shovels?

    On April 16th, 2014, we held our “shovel-free” groundbreaking ceremony.

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    Spring Break: Prototyping New Ideas in the Tinkering...

    What a week at the Preview Center!  A number of families volunteered to help the Amazeum team try out new activity ideas in the Tinkering Studio.

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    What a night! 7th Annual Dancing with...

    Thank you to everyone who made last night?s 7th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Northwest Arkansas such an outrageous success!

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    Threading a Needle On the Site

    Before construction can begin in earnest on the site, first the team must establish connections to utilities like water and sewer, as well as figure out where all utility lines are located so we don't accidentally disrupt during the building process.

Copyright 2017 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A museum with a foundation in the arts and sciences, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities.

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Hours

Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues: closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
Please check our calendar for other variations of our hours.

Admission

Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
Adults & Kids - $9.50

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Copyright © 2017 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group