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Cheap thrills in Rock City – Museum of Discovery

Submitted by Melissa Ibbotson on February 10, 2011 – 4:47 pmNo Comment

Entertainment doesn’t always come in an adult package. One of Little Rock’s best kept secrets is the Museum of Discovery. A kid’s dream, the museum offers a wonderful array of exhibits that will also entertain and inform even the most educated adult.

The museum has a variety of collections for viewing, as well as interactive exhibits such as Bug Zoo, Energy! and Arkansas Indians.

Apart from the permanent features, the museum has a few other tricks up its sleeve this spring. Through March, it is offering “Illusion Confusion,” an exhibit focusing on how we perceive things.

Check out the African Rhythms performance on Feb. 17-19, and drum up some fun yourself! Showtimes are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Head back March 3-5 for “Engineers Make a Difference” and learn all about engineering. You can even help take apart some electronics to see how they work.

Become a doctor March 10-12 during the general hospital/brain awareness weekend. Celebrate Brain Awareness Day on March 12, and you can even watch a brain or heart dissection.

The Museum of Discovery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $8 but it offers a special “pay what you can” day on the second Sunday of every month (that’s next weekend, folks).

Be sure to check out the museum this spring, because it will be closing later in the year for renovations until 2012. Be sure to head back after the reopening to check out the new facilities and three new galleries. For more information about the museum, go to

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