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“Wonderful fun for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Of Discovery

Museum Of Discovery
500 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
501-396-7050
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Ranked #11 of 43 Attractions in Little Rock
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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Tyler, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful fun for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited the museum with our four kids: ages 12, 9, 5, and 20 months. We went on a Tuesday in March, so it was not too busy--perfect! The older kids went with Dad and had a great time at every exhibit, testing things out and experimenting with the different displays. Our toddler loved the under 6 area; there were magnets, puzzles, slides, trucks, a toy kitchen and various play structures. He spent most of his time in here. Our 5 year old enjoyed both the regular exhibits as well as the under 6 area (especially the dress-up section). We walked up the road for lunch then came back for more fun in the afternoon. The Tinkering Studio was open at 3, and the kids made paintbrushes and marble contraptions. We also enjoyed the tornado theater (only would recommend this for older kids, may be scary to some children).

Overall, each of us had a blast and learned lots of neat things.

My only critique was that the under 6 area seemed a little dirty, mostly the floors...I noticed because my littlest was crawling all over & around the play structures, and it didn't seem as though the floors had been cleaned very thoroughly (ie. crumbs and little pieces of trash in corners etc), and toddlers seem to pick up everything little.

Overall 5 star experience though! It was deeply satisfying to have each child fully entertained for a full day, especially because it was via hands on education! And the parents had a blast too :)
Worth the money for sure.

Visited March 2014
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WPB, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Good not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Pros reasonably priced, good location. Variety of activities.
Cons small, many exhibits not working, no staff present to ask questions.
Spent 2 hrs there most interesting thing was the scarf flume and the construction play area. The costumes in the play area were ripped and worn

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Rogers, Arkansas
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

traveling with a toddler and preschooler for the first time in Little Rock and absolutely loved this museum; great location downtown, plenty to do and both educational and engaging for the kids and parents. would absolutely return!

Visited March 2014
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Arkansas
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“Fun with hands on!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Kids and adults can play and have fun. Everything is interactive and touchable. Hours of entertainment. They have a very basic soda area but get a hand stamp and walk the river market. Lots of choices for snacks and meals and then return for more fun!

Visited November 2013
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Missouri
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Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“good stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stopped here to stretch our legs and let our six year old play on a recent road trip. It was a fun place to stop. My favorite part is the large scarf vacuum maze. My son's favorite part was the tornado simulation room. We had an enjoyable few hours of playtime!

Visited January 2014
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