What's New for 2024 in Central Arkansas

The Arkansas Symphony Stella Boyle Smith Music Center

This center, which is slated to open in September 2024 in Little Rock, is the first permanent home for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The center will also host music education, music performances, and music making to the community and will have a broadcast and recording studio. For more details visit arkansassymphony.org/music-center.

New exhibit at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

An update to the museum’s permanent gallery represents a new chapter in the story of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and its mission to preserve Arkansas' African American history. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is the first publicly funded museum of African American history and culture in Arkansas and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The center is a recreation of the original Mosaic Templars of America headquarters that was built here in 1913. For more details visit arkansasheritage.com/mosaic-templars-cultural-center.

New exhibits at Museum of Discovery

The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock has two new galleries to explore. Seventy-eight new exhibits and experiences can be found in the two new galleries. For more details visit, museumofdiscovery.org.

New visitor center for Pinnacle Mountain State Park

At Pinnacle Mountain State Park, near Little Rock, outdoor explorations include climbing to the top of Pinnacle Mountain, hiking and mountain biking the park’s Monument Trails and more. The state park now has a new visitor center to explore too, which is housed in an innovative architectural space. Here you will find new indoor and outdoor exhibits, a trail entrance to the base of the West Summit Trail, and more. For more details visit arkansasstateparks.com/parks/pinnacle-mountain-state-park.