In February 2021, Museum of Discovery experienced a catastrophic flood due to burst boiler pipes on the roof. A majority of the museum’s exhibits were destroyed. Because the exhibit design and fabrication process is a lengthy one, temporary exhibitions will be on display until the new permanent exhibits are installed in the galleries (Estimated August of 2023.) Below are the temporary exhibitions currently on display as well as permanent galleries that guests will enjoy during their next visit:
How People Make Things inspired by Mister Rogers’ factory tours, this exhibit explores the importance of manufacturing while exploring how everyday items are made.
The Amazing You gallery looks inward and hones in on how our bodies function. Learn about guts, bones, skin, blood and more. It’s….amazing!
Earth Journeys showcases the special features that make Arkansas unique. Learn how tornadoes form, make rain and explore migratory patterns. This gallery also houses the second largest live animal collection in the state. Animals range from hedgehogs to birds to snakes.
Room to Grow is the gallery for children ages 6 and under. The space includes a large climbing structure, the Discovery Pet Clinic, a air cannon wall, dance studio, Discovery Lab and more. There is also a private room for nursing mothers.