Our Vision

A Science Center for Northwest Arkansas

 

Northwest Arkansas needs a science center. We are a center for economic growth in the state and region. We have the Walton Art Center in Fayetteville and Crystal Bridges in Bentonville with The Momentary opening soon. We have golf courses in Bella Vista and the Natural’s playing at Arvest Ball park. We have walking/biking trails that stretch from one end of our region to the other capable of challenging even the most skilled riders. Preformers come from all across our great country to perform at the AMP. Northwest Arkansas has amenities typical of cities much larger than our population suggests. What we don’t have is a science center.

Our young people and those interested in careers in science and technology fields need a place to explore the fascinating world of science. Imagine a facility to host junior high, high school, and college field trips focused on science, technology, and design. Imagine a planetarium where you can look up at the night sky, view science related shows, and even explore the depths of space. Imagine a facility to host robotics competitions, conferences, and traveling exhibits.

Help us bring a science center to NWA to light the imagination and curiosity of all our citizens.

NWA Space is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to build a science center with a 150-seat planetarium, permanent science exhibits, robotics lab, and exhibits emphasizing current events in science for use by public school field trips, home school associations and local groups. The center will ultimately be about 100,000 square feet in set of iconic buildings that compliment the local area.  The center will be located on the I-49 corridor to increase visibility and availability and it will be connected to the area bike/hike trails.  We hope to break ground within three years and open within five.

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Katherine Auld
Board Chair

 
This telescope donated by Swarthmore College near Philadelphia will become the centerpiece of a science center, observatory, and planetarium.

This telescope donated by Swarthmore College near Philadelphia will become the centerpiece of a science center, observatory, and planetarium.