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Tinkerfest(s) 2020

The Museum of Discovery is tinkering with Tinkerfest to keep guests safe by breaking its most popular annual event, now in its ninth year, into four separate Saturdays. Tinkerfest 2020 will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., each with a different theme/area of focus: September 12: Splashing & Tinkering  September 26: Tools & […]

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Children Become Little Scientists in New Exhibition

Little Rock, Ark. (Sep. 1, 2020) – Museum of Discovery announced today that “Science + You,” an exhibition that offers a child-sized laboratory where young guests can explore how scientists impact health and wellness, is opening this Saturday, September 5.   Through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology, “Science + You” demonstrates the role science […]

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Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM Program Returns to Jonesboro

Little Rock, Ark (Aug 14, 2020) – The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock has announced that its free “Girls in STEM” program, which seeks to encourage girls, ages 12-15, to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers, will return to the campus of  Arkansas State University (ASU) for the fourth year […]

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Museum of Discovery to Host Four Fall Tinkerfests

Science center says the events will prevent overcrowding Little Rock, Ark. (Aug 10, 2020) – The Museum of Discovery is tinkering with Tinkerfest to keep guests safe by breaking its most popular annual event, now in its ninth year, into four separate Saturdays. Tinkerfest 2020 will be presented from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September […]

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Museum of Discovery Reopening Directives and Procedures

Before planning a trip to Museum of Discovery, please review a list of our directives, safety procedures and exhibit closures: Directives from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH): Face masks are required for everyone age 10 or older. Masks should cover your mouth and nose. There should be no gaps between your face and the […]

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Museum of Discovery Set to Reopen June 23

Little Rock, Ark. (June 8, 2020) – The Museum of Discovery announced today that it will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 23. The Little Rock-based science center has been closed due to COVID-19 precautions since March 15. The museum will be following directives from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) as well as […]

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Southwest Power Pool, Garver and Museum of Discovery Host Chain Reaction Contest

  Little Rock, Ark. (May 7, 2020) – As the public continues to stay at home to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), Garver and Museum of Discovery are challenging them to use engineering principles to complete simple tasks by co-hosting a chain reaction contest. Participants can enter their chain reaction […]

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Vote in our Cardboard Construction Contest

Museum of Discovery and Baldwin & Shell teamed up to host a cardboard construction contest. Participants submitted their cardboard creation to one of two categories: family-constructed or adult-constructed. Staff from both companies voted on the submissions to narrow them down to a handful of finalists. Now it’s time for the public to choose their favorite […]

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Tips on Constructing with Cardboard

Cardboard construction is one of the most popular activities we do in the Tinkering Studio at the Museum of Discovery, and it can easily be done at home with just a few supplies and a little creativity! Tools and Materials Needed: Scissors At least one cardboard box Box cutter Hot glue gun with glue sticks […]

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Museum of Discovery Offers “At Home Discoveries” For Families

With the need for families to stay home during the threat of COVID-19, Museum of Discovery and its outreach program, The Discovery Network, are offering a series of activities called “At Home Discoveries” that can easily be recreated at home. Earth’s Layers with Clay Solids, Liquids and Gasses (Early Childhood) Exploring Sound by Playing Glasses […]

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