Mid-America Science Museum Thanks Community

This Saturday (Dec. 10) cost to get into
Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) in Hot Springs will be $2.75 -the same price
for museum general admission in 1982.

“It’s the museum’s way of saying thanks to
the community,” said Andy Marquart, Executive Director. “We are fortunate to
have so many people who support us and believe in what we do, and a discounted
pricing like this is a way we can extend our gratitude.”

I made a trip to the museum recently ( check
out the trip report here)

and  think they do a great job of including exhibits that highlight both
science and creativity.

Recently MASM was awarded a $7.8 Million
capital grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to renovate the museum’s
building and exhibits. Before the museum can start construction on the project,
it must raise a $1.6 million match for the entire grant from the Donald W.
Reynolds Foundation. “We are well on our way to reaching our goal for raising
the match required to start construction,” said Marquart. “With the communities
help we should be able to begin construction by the Fall of


MASM has also announced its 2012
Spring/Summer exhibit: Odyssey’s

Pirates & Treasure

, opening
February 14, 2012. Encompassing 8,000 square feet, it features more than 500
authentic artifacts recovered by Odyssey from various shipwrecks in the
Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean Sea. MASM is open
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm this holiday season with the
exception of December 24-25, and January 1, 2012.

The museum opened in 1979 and continues to
partner with NASA for its space education programming. In 2001, the museum was
selected as a Smithsonian Affiliate, the first institution in the state to have
this recognition.

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