Scott Family Amazeum Overview
The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum in Northwest Arkansas that creates a fun environment where risk taking, imagining, problem solving, discovery, collaboration, and exploration bring children and adults together to learn and grow.
The mission of the Amazeum, is:
To engage the imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibits, programs, and resources while creating an excitement for lifelong learning and the enrichment of lives.
Through experiences with the Amazeum individuals and the community are engaged in building relationships and developing identities as creative, curious, and innovative shapers for the region. Learning at the Amazeum is an active, playful exploration that inspires curiosity. It is rooted in inquiry-based discovery and involves an element of risk. Hands-on learning opportunities allow guests to exercise critical thinking in the context of play.
The Amazeum facility includes approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor space and one acre of outdoor exhibition and activity space. The museum is located at the intersection of Museum Way and J Street in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Tinkering Facilitator is a collaborative professional with a passion and commitment to the tinkering process and enthusiasm for the potential impact tinkering and making can have on learners. Tinkering involves the exploration of science, technology, and art through the playful and intentional manipulation of real tools and materials, and emphasizes the creative process. The Tinkering Facilitator enjoys working with their hands and mind to activate the Tinkering Hub, a space dedicated to the process of creating and exploring ideas. Tinkering Facilitator works with a team to develop and facilitate activities and experiences for the Tinkering Hub, throughout the museum, and off-site at community partner organizations.