What to know
Exhibitions begin with the rich fossil history of Arkansas and continue through the advent of humankind. A life-size skeleton of the mastodons that once roamed the area triggers the imagination to the time when Native American societies were emerging as the dominant culture. The arrival of Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries began the trickle that later became the beginnings of pioneer settlement in the 1800s. The appearance of small towns eventually led to the familiar landscape of today. Traveling exhibitions, largely science-based; hands-on activities enliven the visit. ASU Museum Tours available for reservation.