Enjoy family time during the long weekend with these 12 ideas! We’ve got a variety of virtual, local and at-home fun to choose from. 

1. Submit your Art to Outlets of Little Rock’s Happy Distraction Virtual Exhibition

Calling all local creatives! Outlets of Little Rock’s virtual exhibition, #HappyDistraction is now accepting submissions. Can you say family art night? 

The Details:

When: Submissions open until June 7. 

Where: Submit artwork here.

2. Tune in to Scientots Live! by Mid-America Science Museum

Tune in for a special storytime and science activity for ages 3-5. Run by museum educators, this online enrichment class is designed to strengthen science and literacy skills. 

The Details:

When: Thursday | 11 a.m.

Where: Mid-America Science Museum Facebook 

3. Learn More About Snakes of Arkansas 

This free, online, introductory program hosted by UA - Pulaski Tech Community and Continuing Education and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will teach you and your budding herpetologist how to identify Arkansas-native venomous and non-venomous snakes (and other slithering topics). 

The Details:

When: Thursday |  6-8 p.m.

Where: Zoom, sign up here

4. Give Yourself a Facial

Check our at-home spa guide to have a self-care moment this weekend. 

5. Plan a Picnic

Enjoy the great outdoors with your family. May we recommend this recipe?

6. Celebrate a Sunny Day with Shaved Ice

Central Arkansas has plenty of delicious shaved ice and snow cone spots that are still open for business this summer. 

7. Host Driveway Drinks

Spend time with friends while enjoying your favorite beverage. We've also got tips for virtual and drive-thru celebrations as well, thanks to two local event planners. 

8. Check out CALS Curbside Service

If you want to teach your kids about why we observe Memorial Day each year, reach out to your local CALS branch for some books to help. We broke down how you can check out books here

9. Stream Storytime, Crafts and Movement with Ballet Arkansas

Great news: Ballet Arkansas has expanded their at-home enrichment programs through the month of May! In addition to their Thursday evening storytime, they are also streaming a video series on exploring movement and another on creative crafting. 

The Details:


  • Storytime: Thursday | 7:30 p.m.

  • Movement: Friday | 2 p.m. 

  • Crafts: Saturday | 11 a.m. 

Where: Ballet Arkansas Facebook 

10. Try Girl Scouts 

Learn more about Girl Scouts through their virtual video series! For more information, click here

When: Saturday | noon 

Where: Girl Scout Diamonds Facebook page

11. Grab and Go at a Local Farmer’s Market

We found a couple places where you can find delicious, healthy food for your family and support local farmers. Check the details below to grab greens, goat cheese and more — all while social distancing, of course. 

Whitewater Tavern Market

When: Saturday | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Where: 2500 W 7th St, Little Rock

Bernice Gardens Farmers Market

When: Sunday | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Where: 1401 Main St. 

12. Enter the Chain Reaction Contest to Win a Museum of Discovery Membership

You have one more weekend to work on your winning chain reaction in the MoD’s latest membership contest. Entries will be judged on difficulty, creativity, items used and more. Get all the details here

When: Contest ends May 26 | 5 p.m. 

Where: Send submissions to contest@museumofdiscovery.org