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Arkansas Archaeology Month takes place in March. This month is dedicated to public awareness and celebration of Arkansas's unique cultural heritage. During this month various activities, exhibits, lectures, and demonstrations are held throughout the state at museums, universities, libraries, and state parks. Each year features a new theme. For more information, go to http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/archmonth.html.

Museum of Discovery in Little Rock hosts a number of events throughout the year for kids. The museum's summer camps, for children ages 4 to 13, will run from June 10th to August 2nd, 2013. Another popular event is the Annual Dino Dash and Discovery Fest. For more event information, call (501) 396-7050, or visit http://www.museumofdiscovery.org/.

Museum of Pre-History and History (also known as Arkansas Tech University) provides many great educational opportunities for individuals and schools. It offers prearranged tours of its galleries for groups of up to 75 people, custom-fitting each tour to the size and age of the group. For more information about scheduling a tour, you may call the Education Coordinator at (479) 964-3221. For further information, go to http://museum.atu.edu.

Parkin Archaeological State Park is a National Historical Landmark managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Station archaeologists conduct research at the site, which provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see how we learn about prehistory. Visitors can watch research in progress and see firsthand the results of careful excavations and laboratory analysis. For more information, visit http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parkinarcheological/ or call (870) 755-2500.

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