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Scott Family Amazeum Honored with Traveler's Choice Award

Amazeum Recognized Among Best in Family Destinations, Based on Outstanding 2019 ReviewsBentonville, AR – August 25, 2020 – The Scott Family Amazeum today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Family Destination. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great guest feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

 |  Media, Awards, Recognitions

Maker in Residence

Dance, Dance, Evolution

Innovation leads to evolution in the Scott Family Amazeum Fabrication Shop.Creative team collaborates with Makers in Residence to elevate ideas that infuse interactive elements that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

 |  Making, Creativiity, Fabrication Shop

Progress

A Groundbreaking Without Shovels?

On April 16th, 2014, we held our ?shovel-free? groundbreaking ceremony.  The decision to make the groundbreaking ?shovel-free? was, in part, due to the fact that dirt work had already begun on the site.  We also didn?t feel the traditional groundbreaking ceremony was a good fit for us.  We wanted to do something unique, and most importantly, something FUN!  Instead of shovels, community members staked the site with lightning bolts called Zings, symbolizing the sparking of ideas that brought this project to fruition.

Making Spaces Innovates NWA Learning Enviornments

Bentonville, AR, May 7, 2020 – Making and tinkering are core to educational experiences at the Scott Family Amazeum and in the museum’s work with schools in Northwest Arkansas. Shortly after opening in July 2015, the museum became the regional hub for the Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation Program. This program uses an innovative model to support schools in sustainably integrating making and tinkering into classrooms by developing makerspaces.

Capture the Details

Get to know your environment up close with macro photography. With a DSLR camera or a smartphone, you can create visually stunning images and discover the beauty in the seemingly ordinary things in the world around you. Professional photographer Meredith Mashburn helps you get started seeing the world through a different lens. 

Making Spaces Program Innovates NWA Schools

Making and tinkering are core to educational experiences at the Scott Family Amazeum and in the museum’s work with schools in Northwest Arkansas. Shortly after opening in July 2015, the museum became the regional hub for the Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation Program. This program uses an innovative model to support schools in sustainably integrating making and tinkering into classrooms by developing makerspaces. 

Maker Cart 101

How Old High Middle School made making mobile in the Bentonville middle school. 

Creative, Curious Community Convenes at Tinkerfest 6

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (September 16, 2019) — The Scott Family Amazeum hosts its sixth annual Tinkerfest on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (9 am for Amazeum members). This one-day event brings together tinkerers, makers, artists, DIYers and creatives from diverse backgrounds to share hands-on experiences for the entire family that celebrates the curious, creative and innovative spirit in everyone. Admission is $9.50 for adults and children ages two and older. Tinkerfest is free for Amazeum members.