Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know before you make discoveries with us!

Plan Your Visit
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Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Open Mondays when school is traditionally closed (summer, holidays and breaks)

Regular Admission

Adults: $12
Children 12 and younger: $10 *
Seniors 60 and older: $10
Teachers: $10
Little Rock City Employees: $10 **
Active and Retired Military: $10 **

* Children under 12 months of age are admitted free
** Must provide current ID


Exhibits and Experiences

With multiple galleries, science shows and programming, we have dynamic, interactive experiences perfect for everyone!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to explore the museum?

Although the experience and visit time for everyone is different, we recommend guests plan to spend a minimum of two hours at the museum.

What ages are recommended to visit?

Our museum is for all ages! We offer dynamic and educational experiences for toddlers to grandparents. We also make a great date spot!

Guests younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For the “Littles”

Room to Grow, our early childhood gallery for children 6 and younger (and their families), includes a soft play area for crawling babies or new walkers. Additionally, the space contains a small climber, vet clinic, grocery store, building blocks and more. This gallery also houses a private nursing mothers’ room with a changing table.

Our PPG STEAM Studio provides a Tinker Tots section with sensory play and basic art, problem-solving and critical-thinking activities.

Our new galleries, Science Lab and Dynamic Earth, incorporate dispersed early childhood exhibits so the “littles” can engage in hands-on learning at the same time as their older siblings and/or adults.

We also host a program for children 6 and younger called Wiggle Worms that introduces them to STEAM concepts. Wiggle Worms begins with a book and concludes with a hands-on activity. It is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (please check event calendar for weekly schedule and topics.)

For All Ages

Our entire museum offers hands-on education experiences that range from simple to complex educational experiences. Each gallery, except Room to Grow for ages 6 and younger, contains exhibits perfect for kids and big kids alike!

Adults Only – Science After Dark

Science After Dark is our evening, adults-only event that occurs several times a year. Each event has a different theme/topic and allows adults to explore the museum and participate in hands-on activities. Cocktails, beer and food are sold, and admission is only $5 or free for members.



Are there places to eat in or around the museum?

We do sell snacks and drinks in our Explore Store. Additionally, there are many family-friendly restaurants within walking distance of the museum (see below list). Museum admission is good for the entire day, so guests are welcome to leave to eat and show their receipt at the front desk when they return.”

Guests who bring in outside drinks or snacks must consume them in the Gigabite Café, which is directly behind the Great Hall. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.

Nearby restaurants:

Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe (same block)

Fidel & Co Coffee Downtown (same block)

Flying Fish (across the street and diagonal)

Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack (one block away)

David’s Burgers (one block away)

River Market Ottenheimer Hall restaurants (one block away)

Cache (one block away and across street)

Are advance tickets required?

No. You may purchase tickets from our admissions desk upon your arrival.

If you do purchase tickets online, simply show our admissions desk the confirmation email or print the email and present it as proof.

Your admission is good for the entire day. If you choose to leave and return, show your admissions receipt or online ticket purchase confirmation email at the admissions desk.

Is parking available?

We do not have a parking lot. However, there are a couple of parking options:

Metered street parking (free on nights and weekends.)

River Market Parking Deck 

Are discounts offered for groups?

We offer group rate pricing for groups of 15 or more people from schools or 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Groups must register at least two weeks in advance to receive the below group pricing:

  • $9 per child/student.
  • $7 per adult chaperone.
    • School staff (teachers, aides, and bus drivers) are admitted free!
    • To receive our chaperone rate, adults must be included in the group’s payment on the day of the field trip.

Additional group pricing information:

  • There is an additional per-person fee for our programs, shows, and labs or other features.
  • Groups can reserve rooms for lunches for an additional fee.
  • Our summer group admission rate is $9 per person, plus applicable programming fees.

Is the museum breastfeeding friendly?

We welcome nursing/breastfeeding mothers! We offer a private nursing room in our Room to Grow gallery. This room contains a couch, outlets, a changing table and a play table.