SPONSORED: 3 Early Childhood Adventures to Explore at the Museum of Discovery

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With summer here, finding fun and educational activities for your kids can be a challenge. Look no further than the Museum of Discovery in the River Market. This summer, the museum will introduce the “Building Buddies” exhibit and continue to offer 6-and-under programs like Wiggle Worms and Creature Features. 

Here are three reasons why the Museum of Discovery is the perfect destination for your littles.

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1. Dive into “Building Buddies”: Imagination and Learning Combined

This summer, the museum will host “Building Buddies,” an interactive exhibit designed for kids ages 2-8. This exhibit is a mini town where children can:

  • Engage in interactive play: Activities include painting walls, arranging flowers, fixing pipes and building dog houses.
  • Build community skills: It teaches kids about community collaboration, making it a fun way to develop social skills.
  • Spark creativity: The immersive environment encourages problem-solving and creativity.

Watch your children become part of a community, learning through play and engaging activities.

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2. Wiggle Worms and Creature Features: STEAM Storytime with a Twist

For children 6 and younger, the museum offers two fantastic programs: Wiggle Worms and Creature Features.

Wiggle Worms is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Each session starts with a story, followed by a hands-on, STEAM-focused activity that brings the book to life.

Creature Features takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. This program includes an exciting opportunity to meet one of the museum’s Animal Ambassadors.

Both programs are included with regular museum admission or free for members, making them easy and affordable to enjoy.

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3. Explore Room to Grow: A Safe Space for Early Development

Also for children 6 and younger, Room to Grow offers a safe, engaging environment featuring a soft play area perfect for babies and new walkers, as well as interactive stations with a small climber, vet clinic, grocery store and giant building blocks.

Room to Grow ensures even the youngest visitors have a place to play, explore and learn.


So why choose the Museum of Discovery? The museum stands out as a premier destination for family fun and education. Here’s why:

  • Educational value: Exhibits and programs are designed to foster a love of learning and develop essential skills.
  • Hands-on experiences: Interactive activities make learning fun and memorable.
  • Family-friendly environment: With science demonstrations and interactive exhibits for every age, the museum ensures the whole family will enjoy a day of discovery.

Plus, if you’re planning to hit the road this summer, Museum of Discovery memberships are reciprocal with science centers and museums nationwide, meaning you can enjoy museums across the country all year long, including the Amazeum in Bentonville and Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. 

Don’t miss out on summer adventures at the museum. With new exhibits and engaging programs, your child will have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning. (Think of it as sneaking vegetables into their mac and cheese.) 

Check out the Museum of Discovery’s affordable memberships, plan your visit today and let the discoveries begin.

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