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Join Team Tesla and learn while you volunteer at Mid-America!
Team Tesla Volunteers will develop leadership skills while assisting Mid-America Science Museum staff members in the necessary duties to effectively execute daily operations as well as special events. This is an opportunity to take part in a volunteer program which will introduce students ages 14-18 to the world of volunteering in an environment which fosters a passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Team Tesla participants will be selected from a pool of applicants who complete the application process. Those selected to move forward will be scheduled for an interview. Successful candidates will be notified via phone call. This process provides teens an opportunity to develop skills needed to obtain their first job. Selected applicants will have additional opportunities to participate in the ongoing teen volunteer program. Parents/guardians will need to provide verbal and written confirmation acknowledging their agreement and understanding of the program requirements.

Head over to our website to fill out the Team Tesla interest form, or contact the volunteer coordinator at

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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 SpringsHot Springs, AR 71913



  • Environmental Science
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Team Tesla volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours a month either in the gallery or at a special event presented by the museum
  • Complete the volunteer application Submit a one-half page response to the question “Why would you like to volunteer at Mid-America Science Museum” Submit two letters of reference from a present or former educator and/or a community leader who is NO

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