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Find Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas, Frugal Vacation

Updated on March 19, 2017
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Lori has traveled Arkansas from the backwoods to the Capitol. She knows the confusion of multiple road names and designations. Frugal travel

Address for GPS Coordinates

34.74754,-92.26443

The Outside of Museum of Discovery

Looking down the sidewalk, the flags decorating the front entrance to the Museum of Discovery
Looking down the sidewalk, the flags decorating the front entrance to the Museum of Discovery | Source
Courtyard Little Rock, Downtown!  521 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 USA Phone:  1-501-975-9800
Courtyard Little Rock, Downtown! 521 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 USA Phone: 1-501-975-9800 | Source

Discovery Museum

Discover Museum is located at

500 President Clinton Ave, LR Arkansas

"Museum of Discovery goes feral on Jimmy Fallon!" "Just like in the movies", The Museum has come to life, and is outside of her walls. (see YouTube video below)

Just as libraries are not all stodgy and quiet any longer, museums refuse to stay within their bounds.

Summer Reading Programs of 2014, sponsored by the ALA (American Library Association) themed this summer as Science & Technology. The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas partnered with the ALA in presenting stem based summer day camps, and Fizz, Boom, Science, a 45-minute demonstration of science at its funnest.

The well planned program taught, or really reiterated what the students had learned recently in science in school. It was a good refresher on matter; gases, solids and liquids. The experimenter came from the Museum of Discover, to Russellville, AR, to give this demonstration.

It was a packed house.

This shows how halls of learning, such as libraries and museums are evolving with the times. They are giving more than ever, trying to keep services free or minuscule, so that everyone can participate.

I will make a small plug for millage tax increases for libraries. So many times when these come up for a vote, taxpayers think it is a tax increase, it is not. If a library is asking for a millage increase, that means they are requesting a bigger piece of the pie, from the taxes that are already levied.

Please vote yes, for your local libraries! Most are operating on ghostly budgets. Many are getting funding established in the 1970's or earlier.

Museum of Discovery Little Rock, AR, on the Loose

Museum of Discovery out on the loose in Russellville, AR July 12
Museum of Discovery out on the loose in Russellville, AR July 12 | Source

Downtown Little Rock Museums

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Little Rock Arts Center, coordinates 34.73939,-92.26696:
9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, Little Rock, AR

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The Arkansas Arts Center has something for everyone. Explore the many ways to learn new things at the Arts Center through art classes and more

B
Clinton Museum, coordinates 34.7506,-92.2618:
610 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

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The exhibits are a historical walkway of the Clinton Presidency through photographs, video clips, and countless artifacts.

C
Historic Arkansas Museum, coordinates 34.74593,-92.26941:
200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA

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Before the Civil War, cabins restored right in the middle of Downtown. Actors and real reenactments from the Pioneer days.

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Museum of Discovery coordinates 34.74754,-92.26443:
500 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

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"Their mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology, and math in a dynamic, interactive environment!"

Science Experiments with Kevin Delany (with Jimmy Fallon)

Big Remodel and New Scientific Direction

The Museum of Discovery reopened January 2012, not only was this due to an over three million dollar remodel, but a new direction toward fun and twisted Science. Shortly thereafter, Discovery Museum started having After Dark at the Discovery Museum for big kids, and it is a highly recommended low cost trip.

It is a beautiful day as I head downtown to visit a couple of our downtown museums. My main goal is to check out the displays, and take some fantastic pictures.

I am glad that there are groups and individuals who grasp a section of History, and reenact it either in photos, paintings, sculptures and other forms of art.

Watch out for the Smithsonian Institute Free Museum day, usually in September, which will allow each household to download a Free Ticket for 2 to a participating museum you would like to attend.

Little Rock, Arkansas museums and centers are very reasonably priced as it is. Often they only ask for donations. At the Clinton Library and there is a Museum in the Clinton Presidential Center, and is only $7.00..Students & Sr $5.00

This year only one Little Rock Museum, will participate in the Smithsonian, National Free Museum Day, that will be the the Historic Arkansas Museum,

Note: Do not get the "Discovery" club mixed up with the Museum! It is totally a different creature. I chose the Museum of Discovery to visit on National Free Museum day.

There is a lot of fun stuff to do if you are a kid, or have kids. .

Part of the reason I wrote this article, is because I wanted to make sure and share the Free Museum Passes day sponsored by The Smithsonian™. They allowed me to take my camera along, and shoot photos.

There were children of all ages enjoying all the fun.hands on stuff you get to do. It is like learning and finding out by scientific discovery...It is a Museum of Discovery.

The Arkansas Museum of Discovery - Science Experiment

Beautiful Day in Arkansas, a Trip to the Museums

Hopefully you will see this an write about your own Museum Day Experience! Come back later if you want! :0)

Historic Arkansas Museum - 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR - is a participant in the Smithsonian Museum Day,

Museum of Discovery - 500 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR - is also participanting!

Inside of the Museum of Discovery

They kept the dragon! 8.29.2012
They kept the dragon! 8.29.2012 | Source
Lilly really loves this Dragon, snoring as you go into the castle! 2010
Lilly really loves this Dragon, snoring as you go into the castle! 2010 | Source

Arkansas Arts Center

It may surprise much of the world to realize that Arkansas has a large Art and Cultural society. Little Rock Arkansas is host to the Arkansas Historic Museum, The Clinton Museum, the Little Rock Arts Center.

The Arkansas Historic Museum has something going on all year long. Around Halloween they begin to add a little scary movement to the historic re-enactments. This is a breeding ground for young actors. The entire area is less than a quarter mile from the Green Corridor. This includes the Clinton Library, Heifer International and the River Walk Area, next to the Arkansas River.

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© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Katiem2 - You just gave me the most well needed laugh of the day. Thank you, Thank you, thank you! I love your comments and very astute sense of humor. Peace.

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I tell ya, Arkansas should send you some sort of award for having honored their state in such a positive light. Well Done you've done Arkansas as proud as the Arts Center in Little Rock or any other fine establishment they have down yonder!

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you prasetio30! I always appreciate when you make time to read, and comment. Thank you. I am getting a big travel list too...

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, my friend for share this place for us. I am glad to visit museum. It help me to learn much about civilization or something happen in the past related with history. I'll put this on my travel list. I hope I can visit this museum someday...amen. Vote up.

      Prasetio

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you stephhicks! I am so glad you came by for a read. thanks, and thank you for the comments!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Great article! I have always wanted to see Little Rock! Thumbs up for sure.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      LOL - Inkwell thanks for the kudos. I am really more like Gretchen Wilson than John Ruskin.

      I have great admiration for those who have built a niche of "The Arts" and Arkansans have an eye for Beauty. We have famous people living here and abouts, but we just leave 'em alone, and let them be involved citizens in our communities.

      Little Rock has had its ranking horrors, but some beautiful people and movements have sprung from this dirty, dirty south! There are interesting facts that are stranger than fiction here.

      Interesting. Thank you Inkwell for coming by! :0)

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      inkwell780 

      7 years ago

      I must say that your civic arts and history forums sound sophisticated. Well written articles and useful links I must say also. In Cleveland OH, where I live near is also a great place for the arts; canvas, sound and historically so. Great article I admire your zest for arts and how you present your cases... I could learn a thing or two. Sincerely, Matt.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you! I have been trying to download the coupon for about an hour!

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      greg g zaino 

      7 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hey Lori, Thanx for the heads up! ...Its great your pushing the Arts. Sometimes buried treasure lay in our own backyards, folks sometimes don't see that. Glad you have! :] - eh!

      My background in art drives me to seek out these places of peaceful contemplation and meditation. I'll soon be painting again and am so psyched! Key west has a bundle of fun for me to go in search of...

      Peace Lori, rated 'UP'... ;]-~ gregZ

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