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Museum of Discovery to offer Free Admission to Tornado Victims and First Responders

Little Rock, Ark (April 6, 2023) – The Museum of Discovery in downtown Little Rock has announced a plan to support the community following last week’s tornado that includes free admission to families impacted by the storm as well as first responders and accepting items for storm victims and displaced animals.

Specifically, the museum will:

•          Offer free admission to families impacted by the tornado on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9 (for up to four people).

•          Offer free admission to storm first responders and their families on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23 (for up to four people). This includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, meteorologists, utility workers, emergency dispatchers and healthcare workers.

•          Provide complimentary passes to local shelters housing storm victims.

•          Collect items including diapers, hygiene items and non-perishable food to be delivered to shelters as well as dog and cat food to be delivered to animal shelters caring for displaced pets. Guests who donate at least one item will be entered into a drawing to win a Museum of Discovery annual family membership.

  • Items include
    • Laundry detergentHygiene itemstampons/pads, shampoo/conditioner, men’s razors, shaving creamNon perishable canned foodspeanut butter, canned fruit, canned soups, applesauce, etcPet food (dry and wet food)Toilet Paper
    • Diapers

•          Host a station in its PPG STEAM Studio for guests of all ages to create encouraging cards that will be delivered to storm victims.

According to Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass, the plan is about giving back. “Our staff felt that offering impacted families a chance to spend time at the museum was the best way we could help in hopes the experience offers not just fun and education but a needed physical and mental break from all they’ve been dealing with – and will continue to deal with.”

Bass says the collection of critically needed items will continue as long as the community need remains. For more information, visit

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