Businesses About You: Museum of Discovery
Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, the Museum of Discovery is a hands-on science center with exhibits and programming meant to engage the audience.
The Museum of Discovery is home to a large collection of animal ambassadors who help draw attention and educate about conservation and ecosystems. Originally founded as the Arkansas Museum of Natural History and Antiquities in 1927 by Bernie Babcock, the museum relocated several times until settling at the River Market in 1998, being renamed officially as the Museum of Discovery.
Kelley Bass serves as CEO of the Museum of Discovery, whose mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.
Recognized both in Arkansas and across the country by multiple organizations, the museum has been nominated once again for USA Today and 10Best’s Best Children’s Museum, with voting open until March 14. The Museum of Discovery was voted sixth-best children’s museum by the program in 2020 and 2021. Additionally, Museum of Discovery educator, Kevin Delaney, has appeared on numerous episodes of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, performing science demonstrations.
This year, the museum will host several installations, and renovations will also take place. In November, the museum plans to unveil a two-story, three-tower climbing structure. In 2023, guests can expect completely new exhibits in two new galleries: Science Lab and Dynamic Earth. The museum plans to renovate the WoW Gallery and Room to Grow, the space for children 6-years-old and younger, following the completion of necessary fundraising.
500 President Clinton Avenue // Little Rock // 501-396-7050 // museumofdiscovery.org