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The Museum of Discovery, formerly the Arkansas Museum of Natural History and Antiquities, is located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The museum is housed in a historic building in the River Market District on the Arkansas River. The museum has a focus on STEM education, and all of the exhibits are interactive. It features a record-breaking musical bi-polar tesla coil, and also includes a large live animal collection.To visit Museum Of Discovery on your holiday in Little Rock, and find out what else Little Rock has to offer, use our Little Rock.
Museum Of Discovery reviews
All kids enjoyed! Our smallest loved the preschool room and our older kids spent lots of time exploring the Keva plank building areas! All kids enjoyed the climbing structure! They also have some...
All kids enjoyed! Our smallest loved the preschool room and our older kids spent lots of time exploring the Keva plank building areas! All kids enjoyed the climbing structure! They also have some... more »
Fun for the whole family. Area for both our toddler and teen to enjoy, explore and have fun. Variety of different exhibits we don’t have at our home museum.
Fun for the whole family. Area for both our toddler and teen to enjoy, explore and have fun. Variety of different exhibits we don’t have at our home museum. more »
This museum is probably the best kid’s museum I have taken my little one to and we have been to several. We have been to larger and fancier locations but this museum kept the kids captivated with...
This museum is probably the best kid’s museum I have taken my little one to and we have been to several. We have been to larger and fancier locations but this museum kept the kids captivated with... more »
Science museum has 2 levels, kept my kids age 2-11 engaged. Body systems room showed heartbeat, sneezes, lungs, tested grip strength and balance with fun activities and a lot of hands on learning. Under age 6 room had giant building blocks, dance studio, pretend vet clinic and an area to bounce, climb, and slide. Model Dino bones let kids touch and feel the "fossils" this was a huge hit with my kids.... so much more, plan a solid afternoon for this one with hopes to return! This one was affiliated with our children's museum, so check your membership to see if your entry is covered.
This is an amazing place to stop during a long trip with the kids. We brought a 2 and 4 year old and they loved this place. There are so many little things for them to do and look at. It's not super crowded, loud, or intimidating like some children's places can be. Basically everything here is interactive except for the dinosaur room. Guaranteed to wear them out.
We went last week right after school until the museum closed at 5p. It worked out really well because the kids got a couple hours with basically the museum to themselves. As always the museum was clean, the kids had a great time, and the exhibits were new since we hadn't visited in a while. Our 6 year old and 4 year old especially liked the exhibit where they had to find ciphers and decode them to light up the treasure. A big shout out to Lindsey, who came over and helped us finish the puzzle, and even had some "real" treasure for the kids when they finished. Thank you, Lindsey! You made their day. We look forward to renewing our season passes when the time comes. It pays for itself after a couple visits, and it's so nice to be able to go whenever we want (especially at the end of a school day when it's not busy).
We have been lucky to visit quite a few Children’s Museums from Denver, New Orleans, and Fort Worth and this ranks as one of the best. Easy access from downtown and activity areas for just kids under 6 and plenty of activity areas for kids up to 16. Easily could spend three to four hours here with exhibits that can be fun for the parents to work with the kids as well. Future plans have a bright future here and it will be fun to see the advancement of this museum.
This museum was very interactive. Children would have a great time here. Improvements could be more sanitizer stations because the exhibits are VERY hands on. We liked the experiments. Some exhibits needed more or better explanations. For the price, it is a value. Be aware right now the construction makes navigating to the museum very difficult.
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