On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Museum of Discovery will unveil the newest and biggest addition to its collection: a two-story, three-tower climbing gym.
The much-anticipated climber consists of a series of tunnels with netting and platforms for guests to explore and take risks in a safe environment. The climbing structure is designed for ages 5-12, but all ages are invited to explore.
“The week-long soft opening will give our guests and our museum staff time to figure out all the nuances of the climber and how our guests use it so we can make any adjustments necessary to ensure a high-quality experience for all,” MoD CEO Kelley Bass says. “The climber is the largest exhibit in our museum’s 95-year history, and we anticipate large crowds of guests eager to use it. We ask for everyone’s patience as we work to determine the best ways to deliver that ultimate climber experience.”
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With this exciting new addition comes a slight increase in the museum’s membership pricing. Starting Nov. 19., a family membership for five people will be $100, and a contributing membership for seven people will be $150.
These memberships include free admission to the MoD and hundreds of museums across the country (including the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs and the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville), as well as discounts on MoD summer camps, birthday parties, Explore Store purchases and more.