Still Amazing

Two years in, allure of Amazeum continues


When Bentonville's Scott Family Amazeum opened in July of 2015, leaders of the project predicted that around 180,000 guests would visit the children's museum in its first year of operation, says Shannon Dixon, the Amazeum's director of development and communications. Those predictions turned out to be far too conservative.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER The cub reporters needed to work up to climbing to the top of the Cave and Canopy Climber, but at age 6, they n...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER One of the best parts about the Amazeum is that kids are learning without even realizing it.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER The Homestead Cabin and Farm allows children to be farmers, at least for one afternoon.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower This photo was taken at the beginning of Jack’s experience with the Nature Valley Water Amazements — you can te...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER The large peg-board on which kids can make electric works of art was a big hit with two 6-year-old cub reporter...


Scott Family Amazeum

WHEN — 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in August

WHERE — 1009 Museum Way in Bentonville

COST — $9.50 per person; Wednesdays in August, pay-as-you-wish

INFO — 696-9280 or amazeum.org

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