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Tinkerguy's Travels*

* Or how Making & Tinkering Manager Joel Gordon spent his summer vacation.

4 Years of Interactive Learning, Family Fun

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (July 8, 2019) —The Scott Family Amazeum invites families to join them in celebrating its 4th Birthday on Monday, July 15 from 10 am to 5 pm. Amazeum members can access the museum starting at 9 am.

Intern Adds to Summer Experience

Summer brings fresh faces to the Scott Family Amazeum when we welcome high school and college students who join our team to gain experience. Cami Hedstrom, a junior majoring in Middle-Level Education at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, is spending the summer as a Camp Intern through the Tyson Summer Community Internship Program thanks to a grant from Tyson Foods and the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. Throughout her internship, Cami will be sharing her story. 

Amazeum Creatives Collaborate on Public Art Piece

 Rainbow Springs to Light up Lawrence Plaza   BENTONVILLE, Ark. (May 9, 2019) — Lawrence Plaza in Downtown Bentonville will be a little brighter after the installation of Rainbow Springs. Rainbow Springs is an interactive art piece created by the Scott Family Amazeum creative team in collaboration with Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent as part of the museum’s Maker in Residence Program. Visit Bentonville provided $25,000 to fund development of Bentonville’s first technology-enabled, interactive public art piece.

Amazeum reaches 1,000,000 guest milestone

Thank you Northwest Arkansas for being one of a million reasons for us to celebrate reaching a significant milestone in April. Since opening on July 15, 2015, the Scott Family Amazeum welcomed over a million guests from every state in the United States and many foreign countries.

Empowered Educators Make Powerful Learners

Every innovation starts with the recognition that change is not only good, but also necessary to make a difference in someone’s life. Teachers who participate in Maker Boot Camp at the Scott Family Amazeum quickly recognize that the changes they experience translate to a richer, deeper learning experience for their students (and themselves). Taking educators through a process to discover making and tinkering at Maker Boot Camp leads to a fundamental shift in the relationship between teacher and students.

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