Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation marks. Overcome your fear of knowledge with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two adult (age 13 and older) admissions to the Museum of Discovery (a $16 value). This Groupon must be used by April 2, 2011.
The Museum of Discovery crams 25,000 square feet of exhibit space with a plethora of displays on world history, culture, and natural science. Features include a rare, uncursed mummy coffin, painstakingly crafted around 600 BC, as well as an animal collection of 51 species including birds of prey, a European ferret, an alligator, and a rare breed of unicorn-Jabberwocky. Permanent exhibits include Passport to the World, which guides visitors on a sweeping cultural tour with authentic artifacts, artworks, and local knowledge that help define the featured nation. Energy illustrates how coal and nuclear power keep homes lit and cell phones charged while guests use their bodies to ignite light bulbs that could illuminate living rooms, dusty attics, and even dustier Lite-Brite consoles.
As of April 2, the Museum of Discovery will close its vaulted doors for a complete renovation, made possible by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The grant has bestowed the necessary funding to construct three new galleries and the opportunity to redesign existing exhibit areas. Use your Groupon before April 2 to get one last look at the museum before it receives a fresh makeover and update.
###Reviews CityVoters named the Museum of Discovery the Best Museum in 2010. Today's THV featured the museum. VisitSouth and HelloLittleRock both positively reviewed it. Five Yelpers and three Yahoo! Travelers give the museum an average of four stars and four TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
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