Amazeum Passes One Million Guest Visits
NWA Family Museum Exceeds Expectations for Growth
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (April 15, 2019) — The Scott Family Amazeum surpassed one million guest visits in April exceeding initial estimates for attendance at the museum by a number of years. The Amazeum opened on July 15, 2015.
Each guest to the Amazeum added to one of a million stories, connections, and moments that continue to make the Amazeum a place where curiosity, creativity, and community are celebrated through every day amazing experiences. The Amazeum team is grateful to be part of a community that recognizes the power and potential hands-on, interactive learning have on creating future innovators.
“It’s wonderful to think about the impact the Amazeum has on the community,” says Sam Dean, Executive Director. “But, even more wonderful and exciting is the impact the community has on the museum. We could not have reached this milestone so soon without the support of families, members, donors, and business partners. From the moment plans for the Amazeum were announced, there’s been energy in the community to support Amazeum-style, learning-by-doing experiences. What’s incredible is that the creative energy surrounding the Amazeum continues to feel like that initial year in 2015. This energy drives us to continue developing new ideas and opportunities to connect, make memories, and create ‘a-ha’ moments with not only our local community, but also increasingly national audiences and partners.”
The Museum is recognized throughout Northwest Arkansas and surrounding states for creating one-of-a-kind experiences for children and families that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) within the museum. Popular programs like Unfield trips, camps, and events like Tinkerfest add ways to deepen the experience for families looking to learn and play together, both here and across the region.
In nearly four years since opening, the Amazeum welcomed guests from every state in the United States and many foreign countries as a destination for families traveling to Northwest Arkansas. Of the 1,000,000 total guest visits, nearly 125,000 students and parent chaperones in public, private, charter, and homeschools attended Unfield trips, and Amazeum member visits account for over 375,000.