“Donald W. Reynolds Science Center”
The museum was originally accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1993 and was re-accredited in 2001. During the period between its founding and its accreditation, the museum actively collected approximately 14,000 cultural and historical artifacts and numerous species of live animals and insects. In the 1970s, in-museum and outreach programs were developed, utilizing both the collections and the museum’s exhibits.In 1998, the museum moved to the River Market and changed its name to the Museum of Discovery. The new facility provided more hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs, and the museum began to focus more intensely on science, technology, engineering and math. In 2003, the museum merged with the Children’s Museum of Arkansas and assumed responsibility for addressing the needs of preschool children. Also in 2003, the museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate.
This is a wonderful hands on museum. They have a by-polar Tesla Coil that plays music. Really cool!
My family had a great time!
Great road trip stop for old and young!
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Museum of Discovery
- Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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