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Spring Break Adventure – Amazeum

At the end of our spring break, we made a last-minute decision to take a weekend trip to Northwest Arkansas. We drove up after work on Friday and checked into our hotel. On the way to the hotel, we noticed that there was a Krispy Kreme right down the street. We hadn’t had a Krispy Kreme in our area for the last few years so we immediately knew what we were going to have for breakfast.
On Saturday morning, we woke up early and Mike and Emily went to get our Krispy Kreme. We at them in the hotel then headed over to our first stop – The Amazeum.  The Amazeum is sort of like a science museum and it has different learning/exploring sections sponsored by different corporations.

I knew from what I’d read about the Amazeum online that Emily was on the cusp of being too old to enjoy a lot of the activities, but one thing that I thought she would really be into was the Hershey’s Lab, where you get a chance to do an experiment with chocolate and/or candy.
The Hershey’s Lab is free, but you have to get a ticket for a specific time. All the tickets are available at the beginning of the day, but the first hour is open to members only. I wasn’t sure how quickly the tickets for the Hershey’s Lab would go so we got there right before the museum opened so that we would have a better chance to get a ticket. I wanted to make sure we got to do this activity for Emily.
Noah, on the other hand, loved all the exhibits. He’s very independent and doesn’t mind running off without us.
“Ohhh, the tornado is going to take me away!”
I felt like a lot of the exhibits were well put together and really fun.
And of course, Emily did find some fun things that she enjoyed doing.
Noah loved this painting exhibit. You paint on the glass then use a spray bottle of water to wash it all off for the next person. Messy, but fun.
They also had an outside play area with a few different play areas. Noah wasn’t scared a bit on this jungle gym.
The water play area was very fun, too. Again, things seemed to be really clean and the activities were set up in a way that let kids play without a lot of parent involvement.
We were able to get a ticket for the Hershey’s Lab. We got to play a game about how Hershey’s chocolate is made. It wasn’t really the type of “experiment” I was expecting, but it wasn’t bad. And we got to eat a tiny bit of chocolate.
Overall, the Amazeum was really neat and we had a lot of fun there. I would definitely recommend it if you’re in the area.