The Scott Family Amazeum opened in Bentonville on Wednesday, and its leadership projects the family museum will attract 160,000 visitors per year.
The $27 million project, 10 years in the making, features 20,000 SF of exhibit space within a structure that spans 50,000 SF.
Haizlip Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, handled the architectural design, and Nabholz Construction Services of Conway was the contractor.
The museum will employ 15 full-time and 50 part-time employees, according to a press release from the Amazeum.
Exhibit areas include the Nickelodeon Play Lab; the General Mills Lift, Load and Hall, which features an actual truck; Nature Valley Water Amazements; The Market, sponsored by Walmart; an indoor cave; and a canopy climber that extends to the top of the museum.
Activity areas include Hershey’s Lab, 3M Tinkering Hub and an art studio, in addition to learning lofts and 1 acre of outdoor play space.
The Amazeum so far has 1,600 member households, who enjoy perks and exclusive experiences for prices between $95 and $1,000 per year.
It charges $9.50 per person, ages 2 and up, for admittance.
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