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“Mini Tinkerfest” in Searcy to Raise Money for Museum of Discovery

Searcy, Ark. – Searcy Beats & Eats has partnered with Harding Academy’s Breakaway 3937 robotics team to host a “mini Tinkerfest” benefiting Museum of Discovery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Art Alley on Arch Avenue in downtown Searcy. The Little Rock-based science center experienced more than $2 million of damage due to burst pipes during mid-February’s historic winter storm.

“Immediately after hearing about the Museum of Discovery’s flooding damage, our high school robotics team started brainstorming how to help the museum recover,” said Dr. Tim Westbrook, associate professor at Harding University and “outreach mentor” for Breakaway 3937. “Breakaway 3937 has had a wonderful partnership with the museum for a number of years, and we have seen the tremendous impact they make in STEM education. It’s important for our community to offer support so that Arkansas families will continue to benefit from Museum of Discovery for years to come.”

The “mini Tinkerfest” will be a smaller version of the museum’s annual event that helps guests explore how everyday objects work while encouraging innovation. Admission is $6 and will include 10 interactive activities. Tickets can be purchased online for two timeslots: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

For more information, contact Westbrook a

About Museum of Discovery

Founded in 1927, Museum of Discovery is one of the state’s oldest museums. Its mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.

About Beats and Eats

Beats and Eats is a subsidiary of the Creative Group of Arkansas. Its events promote unity and growth in the Searcy community by providing a place for local artisans, musicians, and entrepreneurs to share their crafts.

About Breakaway 3937

Breakaway 3937 is the robotics team at Harding Academy in Searcy, Ark. In addition to competing in head-to-head robotics competitions at the world level each year, Breakaway also has a mission to inspire Arkansas kids’ futures through STEM education.



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