Arkansas Discovery Network

The Arkansas Discovery Network was initiated in 2006 with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.  More than $14,000,000 has been awarded from the Reynolds Foundation and other donors over the years to support our mission of making hands-on, interactive museum experiences more accessible to the state's 498,000 schoolchildren and their families.

The Network's six member organizations are located strategically throughout Arkansas to extend outreach to all areas. The museums support each other by sharing operational strategies, collaborating with teachers and expanding educational programs. Network members include the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover and Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro.

Each of the partners, together, is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience to the children, families and teachers of Arkansas.  This is accomplished, in part, through a mobile museum vehicle, engaging interactive custom and rental exhibits, ongoing contact with advisory groups, teacher workshops, and networking with other museums, libraries and community centers in the state and throughout the country. All these efforts will contribute to a unique synergy of systems that cannot fail to improve the quality educational experiences in Arkansas.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Kathleen
Last Name: 
Lawson
Title: 
Director
Location: 
500 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2006
Program Focus: 
Arts
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
3500
Boys served annually: 
3000
Slug: 
arkansas-discovery-network
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
professional development
mobile programming
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
working with higher education
sharing resources
outreach/community events
curriculum development
Needed Resources/Activities
STEM curriculum/activities
girls interested in STEM
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