Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

1850s Farmstead Tour

1 hour, $1 each, Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May

Visit the log house, slave cabin, and blacksmith shop at the Parker Westbrook 1850s Farmstead and learn about the two families that lived at the farmstead. Students will discover how life on an 1850s farmstead is different than their lives today by participating in chores and understanding how natural resources were used.

Living in a Frontier City

1 hour, $1 each, daily

Visit Little Rock’s oldest house plus the 1840s homes of Scottish immigrants. Learn how these settlers slept, traveled, ate, stayed clean and kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Then and Now in Arkansas

1 hour, $4 each, Thursdays in Oct., Nov., Mar., April, May

Learn about the day in the life of a student in the 1840s as they get ready for school, have breakfast, and go to school by comparing and contrasting the old and the new. Activities include comparing bathing habits of then and now, items used in the kitchen, and the school day. Students will have to the opportunity to learn a pioneer recess game that they can take back to school and play.

Self-Guided Museum Center Visit

1 hour, free, daily (must have reservations)

See a film related to a permanent exhibit, then take a self-guided tour of galleries. Permanent exhibits include We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas and The Knife Gallery.Other galleries have changing exhibits, some always featuring the museum's Arkansas Made collection and contemporary Arkansas artists. The Sturgis Children's Gallery, for hands-on interaction, is upstairs.