#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year on December 3, consider supporting STEAM education by making a donation to Museum of Discovery.
Why Support Museum of Discovery?
- Opened in 1927, the Museum of Discovery is Arkansas’ oldest museum.
- Each summer, Museum of Discovery introduces 180 incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls to their potential in STEM careers through its free program, Girls in STEM. Held in Blytheville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Stuttgart, Girls in STEM uses female STEM professionals as mentors and hands-on activities to expose participants to STEM careers as well as build their confidence in their ability to excel in STEM courses in school.
- Of the more than 162,000 guests that visited the museum in 2018, 60,000 were on organized field trips. Through dynamic and interactive experiences such as exciting science demonstrations, more than 90 hands-on exhibits, and awe-inspiring labs, students visiting the museum are engaged in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), in such a way that can put them on a path to become the future change-making STEAM leaders of Arkansas.
- The Museum of Discovery provides free field trips to a number of schools who would be unable to visit otherwise and expose their students to the science center’s dynamic STEAM programming.
- Anyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can visit Museum of Discovery for $2 any day of the year, as well as an additional five members of their party.