LR Family: Fun ideas for everyone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Here are some fun ideas for the whole family.

Brain Awareness Day
Museum of Discovery
Saturday, March 17
As part of its educational programming, the Museum of Discovery will host Brain Awareness Day Saturday, March 17, 2012. This annual event is held in honor of National Brain Awareness Week with special demonstrations and exhibits presented by the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. The first 200 visitors will receive free admission. Demonstration Line-Up: Jell-O for Brains - Children can put arteries onto the brain, Why Are You Acting Like That? - Test your behavior with an operant test panel, Your Eyes Are Playing Tricks on You - Discover how our eyes and brains can deceive us! General Museum Information: Admission - $10 ages 12 and up, $8 ages 1-11, free under 1, members free. Hours of Operation - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm Sunday. Usually closed on Mondays, the museum will be open on March 19 for Spring Break.

Keep on Truckin'
Mid America Museum
Saturday, March 17
Mid-America Science Museum is gearing up for the third annual Keep on Truckin' event, Saturday,
March 17th. Children of all ages are invited to rub elbows with their hometown heroes while exploring cool trucks in
the Hot Springs area. This year's event features fire rescue equipment, construction equipment, a miniature size milk
truck and much more. From 10am-2pm children of all ages are encouraged to explore, honk and sound the sirens on a
variety of big wheels.Tickets are $5 at the door and include lunch from Papa John's Pizza; plus the first 100 children receive a free t-shirt. All participants will also receive discounted admission into the Museum (Saturday, March 17th only) to view the
Museum's 2012 exhibit Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates and Treasure. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit
the Museum's future exhibits and programming.

Spring Fling
Heifer Village
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
Spend the day learning how Heifer International is helping to end global hunger. Families will participate in exhibit hunts, craft workshops and other educational activities.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Promenade at Chenal
'Recycle, Educate, Donate.' This inaugural event was established to encourage the community to be green and give back. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., individuals will learn about the City of Little Rock's new recycling initiatives, be able to donate gently used clothing and shoes to Goodwill and enjoy the beautiful amenities of the Promenade.

Duck Duck Goose Consignment Sale
State Fairgrounds
Duck Duck Goose presents its annual blow-out sale featuring gently-used children's clothing, baby equipment, furniture, toys and women's clothing at bargain prices at the Hall of Industry, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Little Rock. Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. March 15 and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16-17.

If You Take A Mouse to School
Arts Center
Families can catch this play about everyone's favorite mischevious mouse, based on the book series by Laura Numeroff. The little critter gets his paws into everything, from lunchboxes to messy science experiments in a production rife with physical comedy. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun.


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