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Volunteer with Mid-America Science Museum!

Mid-America Science Museum offers volunteer opportunities for youth & adults in the Hot Springs area. We strive to spark curiosity, enhance scientific knowledge, & encourage a lifelong learning and passion for science.

Volunteers have the opportunity to gain skills, abilities, & knowledge that are translatable to other areas in life. Mid-America Science Museum seeks volunteers who have their own professional expertise to share with visitors-- especially if you have previous experiences in a STEM-based profession-- but anyone from any background could be a valuable asset to the museum! We have volunteer positions on the museum floor, behind the scenes with exhibit technicians, and at our various events, such as Tinkerfest.

Head over to our website to fill out our volunteer interest form:
Or email the volunteer coordinator at for more information.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs.


Mid-America Science Museum was conceptualized as the first interactive, informal learning environment in Arkansas when the Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 515 establishing the Arkansas Museum and Cultural Commission in 1971. Composed of seven gubernatorial appointees from state congressional districts, the State Commission was responsible for planning, developing, constructing, and operating the Mid-America Science Museum in Garland County.

The Museum opened to the public on January 20, 1979. Sunday, April 22, 1979, was proclaimed "Mid America Day" by the mayor of Hot Springs as the Museum was dedicated by then Governor Bill Clinton in a Grand Opening Ceremony.

In 2016, Mid-America Science Museum was particularly recognized by the Institute for Museum and Library Services with the National Medal for Community Service. Awarded to only 10 museum each year, the National Medal honors excellence in engaging the community in mission service. The award was presented to the Museum in a ceremony in the White House in Washington, D.C.

Over 40 years, the Museum has served over 3,500,000 visitors from around the country. Since the 2015 renovation, over 550,000 visitors have come to the Museum and over 15,000 students visit for educational programming. The Museum enjoys visitors from around the country and contributes to the local tourism economy. Conservative estimates demonstrate that the Museum has an annual economic impact of $4,900,000 in the city of Hot Springs.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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500 Mid-America Blvd.Hot Springs, AR 71913



  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Housekeeping
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are willing to work with any kind of schedule. Our museum is open Tuesday- Saturday 9am-5pm, and 1pm-5pm on Sundays. Our primary need for volunteers is on weekends, or during our special events, which are approaching with the holiday season.
  • Those interested in volunteering with Mid-America must complete an application, which will be reviewed by the volunteer coordinator. Then, the candidate will attend an interview with the volunteer coordinator.

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