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Museum of Discovery, Clinton Presidential center to offer discounted Riverfest weekend deals
Museum of Discovery, Clinton Presidential center to offer discounted Riverfest weekend deals

Little Rock, Ark. (MOD) In support of and in cooperation with the 37th annual Riverfest, the Museum of Discovery and Clinton Presidential Center are offering visitors special deals on Memorial Day Weekend.

Both major River Market attractions will offer $5 admission all weekend - Friday-Monday, May 23-26 for the Clinton Center and Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, for the museum, which will be closed Friday, May 23.

Also, for Clinton Center, Clinton Museum Store and Museum of Discovery patrons not attending Riverfest, there will be free parking and a free round-trip shuttle from the designed lot located between 4th and 5th streets and Collins Street to each of the attractions.

"Riverfest will bring around 250,000 people to our backyard over Memorial Day Weekend," said Kelley Bass, CEO of the Museum of Discovery. "A large part of the festival will take place on the grounds of the Clinton Center and Heifer International, so it only makes sense for us to join our neighbors and welcome Riverfest patrons to the museum."

Besides $5 admission - which equals half-price for adults and $3 off for children - Bass said the museum is offering special programs at the museum throughout the holiday weekend to give people even more reason to visit. Museum educators also will be on-site at Riverfest doing hands-on "tinkering" activities with festival-goers at the Deltic Timber Kidzone Area from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25. The museum also will have its "Test Your Reaction Time" exhibit at Riverfest for festival-goers to enjoy.

In addition to engaging with the 85 hands-on, interactive exhibits, museum visitors on Memorial Day Weekend will be treated to a full schedule of special programs, with "Awesome Science" and "Meet the Museum Animals" being presented in rotation, on the hour, from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25; and noon to 4 p.m. Monday, May 26.

In addition, the Kazoobie Kazoo show featuring Rick Hubbard, ventriloquist Wayne Francis, BC Creatures and the Mabelvale Drum Line will also give weekend performances at the museum.

Operating hours:

Museum of Discovery

  • Friday, May 23: Closed
  • Saturday, May 24: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, May 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Clinton Presidential Center

  • Friday, May 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 25: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Source: Museum of Discovery and Clinton Presidential Center)