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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.

Maker in Residence

Meet the Maker: Jess Graff

Remember when you gathered in the vacant lot to play? Or scavenged the neighborhood for scraps of lumber, old tires, lengths of rope, cardboard boxes (refrigerator boxes were the best!) and sticks, stones, and other natural materials to build forts, houses, shelters and anything else you could imagine? You don't? Few people do. 

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.

Maker Boot Camp Transforms Educators

Boot Camp conjures up images of testing limits, hard work, determination, and pushing boundaries. There is also a certain expectation from Boot Camp, the expectation of a physical, mental, and procedural transformation that result in self-improvement. And that is pretty much what happens during Maker Boot Camp at the Scott Family Amazeum. By the end of the week, educators who participate experience a transformation in the way they work, think, and how they engage students in their classrooms, libraries, and makerspaces.

2018 Was Some Zing to Celebrate

A big year calls for a big celebration, and 2018 was huge at the Scott Family Amazeum. So, we we threw a party with almost 2,000 guests to help us celebrate 2018 and Zing in 2019 at our fourth annual (seriously, 4 years!)  Zing in the New Year!