Discovery Hall is where visitors can find answers to major questions about our world. With an emphasis on mathematical applications, Discovery Hall focuses on the ideas of quantities, shapes, space, and patterns we observe every day and helps us gain a better understanding about how the world works.
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.
is a place where visitors of all ages can spend time working and playing with a variety of tools and materials. Experimenting with screwdrivers, motors, wires, and glue, visitors can spend hours to create whatever their imagination can design. This gives visitors an opportunity to slow down and immerse themselves in a workshop environment. Surrounded by cabinets, workbenches, shelves, tools, resource books and computers, visitors can become intensely engaged in an investigation of scientific wonders and create something. By combining science and art, visitors can make their creations attractive and whimsical. The “Tinkering Studio” is a platform where visitors can work independently or together, experimenting along the way. The ample supply of varied materials means visitors can experiment, test, and try again. With no right or wrong answers, it is a place of making and sharing.
Because the Tinkering Studio is a small space that involves guests participating in hands-on activities for extended periods of time, it is currently closed.
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.