LR Family: Back to School Fun

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here's a list of fun things to do with the family!

    Family Festival: An English Garden Party at Arkansas Arts Center

    Experience life in 19th Century Kenwood, an English country manor. Experience games, food and activities that might have been popular in Lord Iveagh's day. Children can dress and pose as children featured in the exhibition while having a portrait made. Or, youngsters can become artists and create masterful landscapes, seascapes and portraits. Don't forget to visit the festival's main attraction, the exhibit titled Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasure of Kenwood House, London.
    $5, $20 per family for event entry only, $25 per family for even AND exhibition entry.
    11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Info: www.ArkArts.com

    Northwest Arkansas Naturals vs. Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park
    Don't miss a post game fireworks show. Batesville residents can attend the game for free; visit the Travs website for a list of ticket pick up locations $6-$12
    7:10 p.m.
    Info: www.Travs.com

    Two great exhibits at Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs
    Dinosaurs! and SkyCycle

    First, immerse yourself in an exhibit featuring your favorite prehistoric creatures, including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and more. Experience the sights, sounds, and actions of these robotic dinos.
    $10, seniors ages 65 and up and children 6-12 are $7
    10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Info: www.MidAmericaMuseum.org

    Then, SkyCycle is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to
    experience the law of "center of gravity" in dramatic fashion. They will learn firsthand that any force causing the system to tip will be offset by the force of gravity acting on an attached counterweight. They bicycle, held in place by a large counterweight, allows visitors to test their nerves of steel as they pedal across the wire.
    $10, seniors ages 65 and up and children 6-12 are $7
    10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Info: www.MidAmericaMuseum.org

    How People Make Things at Museum of Discovery

    This exhibit, inspired by Mister Rogers' Factory Tours, tells the story of how familiar childhood objects are manufactured, and the people, ideas and technology used to transform raw materials into finished products. It takes you into four major manufacturing processes through hands on activities, factory tour videos, product displays and role-playing opportunities.
    $10, children ages 1-12 and seniors 60 and older $8, children under 12 months FREE
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Info: www.MuseumOfDiscovery.org

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