LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Here are some fun ideas brought to us by Little Rock Family.
Museum of Discovery
May 10 - 12
Interested in insects? Kids meet members of the museum's live bug family and check out bug habitats and charts that show off an insect's life cycle.
See live bugs at 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m. May 10 & 11; and 11:30 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. May 12.
39th Annual Territorial Fair
Historic Arkansas Museum
Saturday May 12
The Historic Arkansas Museum presents their free annual festival on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to teach new generations about Arkansas' rich settlement history through frontier demonstrations that illustrate early life in the Natural State. This year's festivities will highlight Heritage Month (happening the entire month of May) and the theme "Dreams & Determination: Arkansans at Work." At the museum's 1850s Log House Farmstead, visitors will see how pioneers cooked in a Dutch oven, the intricate women's work of quilting and the blacksmithing traditions.
Then get ready to hoof it with the Arkansas Country Dance Society who will be teaching traditional two-steps. Promenade from one historic home to another to take in characters wearing period costumes-they'll act out the daily life of local residents in the 1800s. You'll be thankful for your modern laundry room after seeing the wash and dry process, as well as other rigorous chores. Youngsters are in for a special treat, too-they'll be invited to play with popular toys and games from the time period, including stilts, hoop-rolling and pioneer table games.
The festivities continue inside the museum with music, arts & crafts activities for kids and more. For more info: HistoricArkansas.org.
Illuminate the Cure
Big Dam Bridge
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Be a part of this inaugural event by launching one of hundreds of pink floating lanterns over the Arkansas River. Illuminate the Cure: A Mother's Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 13 at the Big Dam Bridge. Registration begins at 7:00 p.m., with lanterns being launched at dusk. A limited number of Illuminate the Cure lanterns may still be purchased for $25 each at komenarkansas.org. Limit one lantern per two people. All floating lanterns are biodegradable and flame retardant. Lanterns will be available for pick up and purchase at will-call stations beginning at 7 p.m. on the Little Rock and North Little Rock sides of the Big Dam Bridge.