May 9-July 27: The Young Arkansas Artists exhibition showcases artwork by Arkansas students in grades K-12. More than 600 works in a wide variety of media are entered annually. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association jury the entries, selecting approximately 125 works for the exhibition.
May 17-Jan. 5: The Clinton Presidential Center presents the artwork of renowned American artist Dale Chihuly. Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1941, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art.
This annual exhibit showcase artwork by Arkansas students in grades K-12. Each year, more than 600 works are entered and about 125 are chosen for the exhibit. One Best of Class and two Honorable Mentions are selected for each grade.
July 1 – 31: The Museum of Discovery’s newest exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, gives youngsters the chance to be archeologists and uncover the mystery of a dig site in Palenque, Mexico, that was abandoned by an archeological team.
July 25: The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock is hosting free summer nature programs on Fridays during the summer. From 11 a.m. to noon, 9- to 13-year olds can learn about science and nature with activities, technology and outdoor fun.
July 26 – 27: Ninety-five percent of all living creatures are insects. Spend the weekend learning about the different types of insects at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and have a chance to eat one.
July 26: Join the Little Rock Zoo for a breakfast buffet in Café Africa and a unique keeper chat all about Big Cats. The zoo highlights several animals during the breakfast series and provides guests with a special up-close-and-personal look at some of its most interesting creatures.
July 26: The Miracle Chasers kids triathlon is a fundraiser for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The event is 8 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. The triathlon includes a run, bike ride and swim for children ages 6-15.
July 29: The Little Rock Zoo is hosting International Tiger Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the zoo’s new tiger cubs and watch them play and splash with their mom.
July 29: Throughout the summer, Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock is hosting free activities for children in grades K-5 on Tuesdays and the second Saturday. The programs feature crafts, games, children’s books or outdoor activities to teach kids about caring for the earth and other people.
July 30: This is the 10th season of the free outdoor movie night at First Security Amphitheater. Shows are on Wednesdays throughout the summer at dusk, around 8 p.m. The amphitheater opens an hour before film showings.
July 31: The Little Rock Zoo’s workshop allows families to make a map of the night sky, enjoy the view from the zoo and tell stories. Bring a chair or blank and a flashlight.
Efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of this information but we highly recommend contacting event organizers for up-to-date information.