The Museum of Discovery strives to make an inclusive and fun environment for everyone. See more information on our accessibility efforts below or contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.
General Accessibility Tips
-All bathrooms at the museum have a wheelchair accessible stall. The bathrooms utilize automatic flush toilets, automatic hand dryers, and automatic sinks. These may be loud for some people. A private family bathroom is available downstairs in the administrative offices. Guests who wish to use the family bathroom need to alert a museum staff member or the admissions desk.
-Parking can be located across the street from the museum in the River Market parking deck or on the street. Enter the deck off Second Street between River Market Avenue and Sherman Street. Street parking is metered on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-Consider visiting from 1-5 p.m. on weekdays if you prefer smaller crowds. This is when the museum is typically less crowded and quieter.
-Guests are welcome to use their own personal mobility devices in the museum. There are ramps and elevators for guests to use to access all floors of the museum.
-There are public handicap parking spots located in downtown Little Rock private lots and parking garages. There are curb cuts for wheelchairs in front of the museum.
Service Animal Policy
-Trained service animals are welcome in the museum. Emotional support animals or any other pets or animals are not permitted.
The Museum of Discovery offers several resources to support individuals with diverse sensory preferences.
-Sensory bags can be requested at the admissions desk. These contain headphones, a fidget, and sunglasses.
-Below are some resources that may be helpful for you to review prior to or during your museum visit:
-The Museum of Discovery also hosts four sensory-friendly hours events per year. Check out our events calendar for the next one. Dates and times are also listed below. This is a time to experience all that the museum has to offer with reduced crowd sizes and noises. Feel free to stay after our sensory friendly hours during general admission hours if you would like!
Upcoming sensory-friendly hours:
October 9; 11 a.m. -1 p.m.