Young visitors to the Museum of Discovery have the chance to build their creativity as they experience Building Buddies, a new exhibit. And since schools are closed this week, the Museum is open today in addition to its regular hours. (It will be closed on Thanksgiving.)
The exhibit is designed to be a creative construction site that features hands-on stations that encourage children to construct, build, decorate, paint and tile.
According to Museum of Discovery CEO Kelley Bass, Building Buddies is the first exhibit at the museum aimed specifically for kids age 6 and younger since the museum’s reopening following a $9.2 million renovation in January 2012.
“We know that almost 60 percent of children who come to the museum – excluding students on school field trips – are age 1-6, so we wanted to provide an exhibit specifically tailored for that age group, although older kids and adults also will certainly enjoy Building Buddies,” Bass says.
Building Buddies is on display at Museum of Discovery until May 15, 2016. Admission to the exhibit is included in the museum’s regular daily admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children 1-12 and free for infants younger than 1. Seniors, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military are admitted for $8.
Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm; Closed Monday (open Mondays in the summer and on school holidays)
Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free