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Last updated on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:59 am

An architectural rendering depicts the front entrance of the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. Officials announced the interactive children's museum will open its doors to the public July 15.

Amazeum, With New Name, to Open July 15

The long-anticipated interactive children’s museum under construction in Bentonville will open its doors to the public July 15 — and with a new name. The Amazeum will now be called the Scott Family Amazeum, it was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Walmart Museum in downtown Bentonville, attended by approximately 100 supporters. The recognition, according to a news release, is in honor of the Lee and Linda Scott family, who have spent more than 30 years in Northwest Arkansas, and were among early advocates of what was initially known as The Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas. Lee Scott spent 35 years with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and retired as CEO in 2009. The decision to name the building after his family came out of gratitude for their support of the Amazeum. The... [ MORE ]

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