While we were in Bentonville, AR, we visited the Crystal Bridges Art Museum, and Walmart Museum, and finally The Amazeum, a hands-on, interactive family museum. When you arrive at the museum, don’t forget to get your tickets for the Hershey’s Lab, which are available first come first serve!
When you enter the museum, you will see this giant climbing area, which my kids ran to right away.
They also liked this Lift, Load, and Haul area where you work together to move items throughout the exhibit.
Gabbie checked out a microscope and Simon visited the store.
Then it was our turn in the Hershey Lab, where we did an experiment with a slinky scale. We had to predict how much things would weigh and compare them with each other.
We played with this rotating disc for awhile.
Then we checked out the 3M Tinkering Hub. It was set up with batteries, wires, and all types of battery operated mechanics so that we could work on learning about circuits. The kids loved it!
Next we played with shapes for a bit.
Throughout the museum, there are pop-up activities and we got to try out a coding bug. Simon and Gabbie enjoyed telling it where to walk on the home made sheet the museum staff provided.
Next we visited the Nickelodeon Play Lab, which included a Stop Motion Studio and various musical instruments to play with.
We also checked out the water play area, which must be fun in the summer because you can get soaking wet!
We had a lot of fun at The Amazeum and would definitely go back!