Mid-America announces summer camp offerings

Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs announced its summer camp schedule for children 6-12 beginning June 13 through August 5.  “We are thrilled to bring back some old favorites and debut a few brand-new camp experiences,” said Casey Wylie, director of education.

The camp dates and themes are: 

June 13 – 17, SmARTCamp: Explore the exciting line where Science meets Art! Get creative, explore science concepts in art mediums and look at your world in a whole new way! 

June 20 – June 24, Budding Biologist: Investigate the world around you and become a backyard scientist!

June 27 – July 1, Down and Dirty: Bugs, dirt, and dinosaurs. Who’s ready to get down and dirty exploring the science under our feet?? 

July 4 – July 8, Lights, Camera, Science!: Explore the world of superheroes, special effects and cinematography as you create your own movie!

July 11 – July 15, Space Explorers: Space…the final frontier. Join our crew as we explore new worlds and experience our own night sky as never seen before!

July 18 – July 22, Minecraft in Real Life: Our most popular camp is back again! We take Minecraft off the screen and into real life! 

July 25 – July 29, Magic for Muggles: Join our professors as we explore the realm of Muggle magic…science!  

August 1 – August 5, Inventor’s Workshop: Investigate the inventions of the past, explore how things move and get inspiration to create your own invention to make our lives easier.  

“Our educators have a created a great summer of fun and educational activities,” said Diane LaFollette, executive director. “It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to continue out of school learning and get hands-on with fun new activities.”

Camp ages are from 6-12. (Must be age 6 at the start of camp date and have completed first grade) Drop-off starts at 7:45 a.m. and campers must be picked up before 5:15 p.m. Camps are $250 for non-members and $225 for members. Your membership must be active at the time of registration. For complete information, visit or call (501) 767-3461. 

SPECIAL NOTICE: As of this publication, the following guidelines will apply for camp this summer, for the safety of our campers, staff, and guests.  These guidelines are subject to change according to public health recommendations. Campers will be separated by age into two classes for each camp with twelve to fifteen campers in each group. 

Campers are encouraged to wear a face mask during camp unless they are eating or outside with proper social distancing. The museum does not provide face masks for campers.

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