Street Address
500 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Mailing Address
500 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
phone: 501-396-7050
$7 Adults (13-64)
$6 Seniors (65+)
$6 Children (1-12)
Under 1 free
Museum Type(s)
Nan Selz, Executive Director
phone: 501-396-7050
Katie Mcmanners, Marketing Director
Marci Bynum Robertson, Director of Collections and Research
phone: 501-396-7050 x109
Diane LaFollette, Network Coordinator
phone: 501-396-7050 x119
Jennifer Williams, Receptionist and Gift Shop Manager
phone: 501-396-7050 x200


"NEW" MUSEUM in 2012; The Museum of Discovery was awarded a grant of $9.2 million by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation! The grant will enable the Museum to construct a street-level entrance on President Clinton Avenue and to redesign the exhibit areas, including three new galleries. The Museum will be open the entire year of 2010 and part of 2011.

Birthday Parties | Camp-Ins | Summer Museum Camps | Event Rentals Corporate Day | Outreach Programs | Saturday Discoveries; From scout troops to youth groups to bus tours, the Museum of Discovery has something for everyone!

The Museum of Discovery is Little Rock's oldest museum, one of science, history, and technology. We're primarily a hands-on museum for all ages and have a wide variety of exhibits and programs to interest a broad range of visitors. You don't have to be a child, have a child, or even accompany one to have fun while you learn at the Museum of Discovery. MOD develops and rents our own traveling exhibits as well as leasing them for our own institution, so something is always changing at the Museum!


The Museum of Discovery, Little Rock's oldest museum, was founded in 1927 as the Museum of Natural History and Antiquities by Bernie Babcock, a local author and community activist. Ms. Babcock "gave" the Museum to the City of Little Rock as a Christmas present in 1929. Through various name changes, incorporation, and Accreditation by the American Association of Museums, MOD is today a museum of science, history, and technology with a hands-on environment.

Artifacts Collections

The Museum of Discovery holds approximately 14,000 artifacts in their permanent collections relating to science, history, and technology. Specific areas include Mexican masks, kewpie collectibles, Native American artifacts, and multicultural items. The Museum also has live animals used for programming purposes.

Research Collections

The Museum of Discovery has an extensive collection of taxidermy study mounts as well as preserved herpetological specimens.

Educational Programs

MOD offers a large catalogue of educator-guided programs in the areas of science, history, and technology. We host traveling as well as permanent exhibits and educational special events throughout the year. Overnight Camp-ins are also scheduled on a regular basis. Outreach education includes live animal programs at off-site locations such as schools. Fees for various programs and services may be obtained by contacting the Museum's Reservationist at 501-396-7050 ext. 111.


Private, receive some City support


Access: Students, Scholars, Staff Only

Appointment required: Yes


"Discoveries," the Museum's newsletter, is published every 3rd month of the year. An annual report for financial purposes is published.


Wheelchair Accessible