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Assist in installing a new exhibit at Mid-America Science Museum

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MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM

Volunteer at Mid-America Science Museum!

For this specific volunteer opportunity you will be assisting the exhibit technicians move in a new traveling exhibit called Life in One Cubic Foot. The exhibit is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit and more information about it can be found here: https://www.sites.si.edu/s/topic/0TO1Q000000cTOoWAM/life-in-one-cubic-foot . The exhibit will come in on Monday, September 13, and be installed during the rest of that week.

You will be doing some unpacking, which will require some mild lifting and carrying; however, you will not be asked to do anything outside of your capabilities. By volunteering to help with this installation you will be helping an important organization in the community, helping out our tech staff (a lot!), and getting an early peak at the new exhibit. Further, you will be given two free day passes to the museum for your time and work.

If you are interested in helping with this project, reply here, or contact our volunteer coordinator at baileyw@midamericamuseum.org, or at (501) 767-3461 extension line 119. We'd love to have you!

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About MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM

Location:

500 MID AMERICA BLVD, HOT SPRINGS, AR 71913, US

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.

Description

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
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Mon Sep 13, 2021 - Fri Sep 17, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

500 Mid-America Blvd.Hot SpringsHot Springs, AR 71913

(34.51471,-93.11626)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • No time commitment.
  • Able to lift 20lbs, able to unpack and carry objects.

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