Hours

Tues - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Children 12 and younger:  $8.00 *
Seniors: 60 and older:  $8.00
Teachers: $8.00 **
Little Rock City Employees: $8.00 **
Active and Retired Military: $8.00 **

* Children under 12 months of age are    admitted free
** Must provide current ID

Address

500 President Clinton Ave. Suite 150
Little Rock, AR. 72201
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Main Contacts

501.396.7050
800.880.6475
info@museumofdiscovery.org

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    Nanotechnology

    “Nanotechnology:  What’s the Big Deal?” introduces facts and dispels myths about the important field of nanoscience. At the ultra-tiny nanoscale, common materials can behave in unusual ways.  Scientists are working to understand this phenomenon and how it applies to our lives. 
     
    In this exhibit you will see what a billion (and one-billionth) of something looks like. You can manipulate the size of a quantum dot to see its strange changing properties. You will also watch as floating molecules move themselves into an orderly pattern. These are just some of the amazing facts you will learn about nanotechnology.
     
     
     

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    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, July 14, 2012 to Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Arkansas State University Museum
    Jonesboro
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013
    Discovery Place Children's Museum
    Texarkana

    Illusion Confusion

    There's always a feeling of surprise, curiosity, even joy - an aha moment - when you realize you've been "tricked" by your senses whether it's looking at a picture from a different perspective and seeing a different image or using hands and lights to change or "refract" light.
     
    Explore the science and perception of light in the "Social Light" piece, laugh at yourself or your friends in the anti-gravity mirror, or guess at the different images found in the illusions package. At Illusion Confusion, you will experience how perception of objects can create illusions that don't stand up to the test of science.
     

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    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Monday, September 17, 2012 to Monday, April 1, 2013
    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
    Smackover

    GPS Adventures

    GPS Adventures Arkansas highlights the history and current uses of GPS technology. Learn the basics of traditional and modern navigation, current GPS technology and about the sport of geocaching as they learn about hidden caches positioned throughout Arkansas State Parks. Geared toward ages 6 through adult, this exhibit allows you to hold GPS-enabled gear, opening doors to the life-changing possibilities GPS technology makes possible today and tomorrow.
     
    This exhibit highlights the wildly popular sport of geocaching, a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache practically anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.
     

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    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Monday, April 1, 2013
    Museum of Discovery
    Little Rock

    Exploring the Frontier

    Exploring the Frontier ignites imagination and challenges the intellect while setting the story of the Arkansas experience as a crossroads of many cultures. Families with young children, teenagers, and adults will enjoy the imaginative and interactive play. The photo opportunity in the Native American canoe and the tactile experience of the furs offer a novel, fun dimension, while the logistics of the exploration teaches important conceptual skills.
     

    Photos of the exhibit

    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 to Monday, September 17, 2012
    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
    Smackover
    Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Monday, April 1, 2013
    The Arts and Science Center
    Pine Bluff

    Dinosaur Discoveries

    “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” is a massive travelling exhibit, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and custom-built by New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The exhibit spans 1,500 square feet and includes seven interactive stations. Modern science has been used to learn something new about creatures that lived millions of years ago. Dinosaur Discoveries focuses on how dinosaurs lived, maneuvered, defended themselves, and how they eventually became extinct.
     
    Ever since the first dinosaur fossil was identified almost 200 years ago, people have wondered how these fascinating animals lived, moved and behaved. At first, dinosaur hunters used only such tools as a keen eye, shovels and compasses. Today, scientists also rely on everything from computer simulation software to scanning electron microscopes.
     

    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, September 1, 2012 to Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Discovery Place Children's Museum
    Texarkana
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 to Saturday, May 11, 2013
    The Arts and Science Center
    Pine Bluff
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 to Saturday, August 31, 2013
    Arkansas State University Museum
    Jonesboro

    Design Zone

    What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? Whether it is art, music, or engineering, it takes math and science to meet these design challenges. In Design Zone, you can go behind the scenes and see how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do the amazing things they do.
     

    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, August 11, 2012 to Sunday, December 2, 2012
    Museum of Discovery
    Little Rock
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
    Arkansas State University Museum
    Jonesboro
    Saturday, April 27, 2013 to Sunday, August 25, 2013
    Texarkana Museum System
    Texarkana
    Saturday, September 7, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014
    Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
    Pine Bluff
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 to Sunday, May 4, 2014
    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
    Smackover
    Saturday, May 17, 2014 to Sunday, September 7, 2014
    Mid-America Science Museum
    Hot Springs

    Backyard Science

    There is a world of science in your own backyard!
     
    Backyard Science makes science personal and accessible to everyone. Come and discover the diversity of life and the dynamic range of scientific processes that happen every day all around you.
     
    Step into our backyard and discover that it contains a large, diverse population of living things within different habitats and ecosystems. Experiment with scientific processes that teach about the sky, rainbows, weather, geology, patterns in nature, and latitude.
     

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    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 to Monday, September 17, 2012
    Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
    Pine Bluff
    Saturday, September 22, 2012 to Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Arkansas State University Museum
    Jonesboro

    Astronomy: It's a Blast!

    Humans have a natural curiosity about outer space; it is a topic that always generates questions and discussions from visitors of all ages. This exhibit is a unique outlet for those natural curiosities.
     
    At the Astronomy: It's a Blast! exhibit, you will experience for yourself the physics of how we get to space.  You will also learn about the planets, sun, moon, asteroids, and other things found in space.
     
    Astronomy: It's a Blast! addresses misconceptions and myths that you may have about outer space. We want you to understand what space is really like and that we are actually a part of it.
     

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    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 to Monday, September 17, 2012
    Museum of Discovery
    Little Rock

    Arkansas Rocks, Rivers, and Roadcuts

    Arkansas Rocks, Rivers, and Roadcuts focuses on the major geologic features of Arkansas and the processes that shaped them, and are still shaping them today.
     
    Children of all ages, as well as adults have a natural love of rocks and minerals and their special properties. This exhibition hopes to spark an interest in exploring the physiographic region in which you live, but also, encourage you to travel around the state to see other features not found in your area.
     
    Experience several hands-on exhibits dealing with various geologic features around Arkansas, including at least one feature found in each of the five major physiographic regions. Maps will show various topographic features including rocks and mineral resources, seismic events and possibilities of recurrence, caves and karts topography, stream development, and erosion and deposits that shapes the land.
     

    Photos of the exhibit

    Museum appearance schedule

    DatesVenueLocation
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 to Monday, September 17, 2012
    Arkansas State University Museum
    Jonesboro