An afternoon at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hots Springs, Arkansas, turned out to be an afternoon well spent.
We went shortly after school had started for all the other kids, so the museum was not crowded at all. Additionally, every exhibit we tried was in working order! What a bonus. We've been to too many science museums that had broken "hands-on" activities. Never Fun.
The one downside is that the coolest thing at Mid-America is a an extra fee--we did not pay to enjoy the truly hair-raising fun that it offers. Oh well, we still had a good time.
And after all that play, Grandpa treated us to ice cream and popcorn afterwards!