Little Rock, Ark. (Feb 28, 2020) – Museum of Discovery was voted sixth-best children’s museum in a USA TODAY “10Best Readers’ Choice Award” poll. The Little Rock-based science center was one of 20 museums across the country nominated and voted on by the public during a four-week period.
Nominees were chosen by a panel of experts that included editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and media sources.
“It is so exciting and flattering to be chosen as the sixth-best children’s museum in the country,” says Kelley Bass, Museum of Discovery CEO. “This validates the excellence of our guests’ experience and is a supreme compliment to our dedicated, hard-working staff. For each of the last three years we have attracted guests from each of the 50 United States and dozens of other countries. Finishing number six in a poll like this shows the level of broad-based support we generate.”
This is not the only “best museum” list to which the science center has been voted. In 2013, Museum of Discovery was named sixth-best science museum in the U.S. by educators and scientists who are members of MENSA, the world’s largest and oldest high IQ society.
Founded in 1927 by Bernie Babcock, Museum of Discovery is the state’s oldest operating museum. It moved from MacArthur Park to the River Market District in 1998. Following an eight-month, $9.2 million renovation funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Museum of Discovery reopened in its current format in January 2012.
The museum’s mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences. For more information on Museum of Discovery, visit www.museumofdiscovery.org.