Zing in the New Year


On Monday, December 31, 2018, the Amazeum will open at 10 am (member hour from 9-10 am) and close at 3 pm.

Zing in the New Year with family and friends at the Scott Family Amazeum! Activities throughout the day include a photo booth, creating wishing balloons to be released during our countdown, the Hershey's S'mores Pit (weather permitting), and our final end-of-day parade for 2018!

WishZing Machine Contest



We’re looking for curious, creative fungineers to invent a prototype WishZing Machine to deliver wishes at our annual Zing in the New Year. 

Need inspiration? Think about building Chain Reactions in the 3M Tinkering Hub, or Life Size Mousetrap.  

Entering is Simple:
  1. Fill out this attached form completely. (Get your parents’ or guardians’ permission first)
  2. Design a WishZing Machine on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper (or be eco-friendly and use the back of the entry form) that can transport a 1 inch by 6 inches folded paper at least 6 feet. Make sure to label the parts, even if you make up the names.
  3. Write a brief description of how your WishZing Machine works.
  4. Send your drawing/diagram to Yavonne Butcher at ybutcher@amazeum.org by October 31, 2018, to be entered in the WishZing Machine Contest. When your entry is received, she will send you a talent release form. 

Finalists will be announced on National Science and Science Museum Day on November 10, 2018. You don’t need to be at the Amazeum for the announcement (but you certainly are welcome). We’ll find you because you made sure to provide accurate contact information. 

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Wish Machine Contest Entry Form


If your design is selected as a finalist, you are invited to work with our Makers and Tinkerers in the Fabrication Shop and 3M Tinkering Hub to build part of your WishZing Machine. Then, at Zing in the New Year on December 31, you’ll be able to watch your machine transport hundreds of wishes into 2019. 



Copyright 2018 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.



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.


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


Copyright © 2018 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group