Arkansas State Capitol
The Arkansas State Capitol is equally rich in history, craftsmanship and architectural excellence...
Your students will gain a lot of historic insight when visiting the Arkansas State Capitol, the 'heart of state government and lawmaking' for Arkansas.
The Capitol building offers free tours daily from 9 am to noon, then 1 pm to 3 pm. Inside you will find an expansive visitor center, gift shop, cafe, and several educational exhibits, such as the following:
- A Capitol in Progress
- Building Forever: The Construction Story of the Arkansas State Capitol
- Call of Duty: Arkansas At War
- Mentors and Models
- Standing for Arkansas
- Through the Years and By the Numbers
Not only will you get to see these excellent exhibits, but also the Governor's Reception Room, Old Supreme Court Chamber and Rotunda, current House and Senate Chambers, and 6 out of 7 constitutional offices.
Middle School groups will have an additional opportunity to participate in the Capitol Quest, an architectural journey/scavenger hunt through the building. The basic concepts of architecture will be explored, the program lasting 2 hours and meant for grades 5 -8.