The last few months haven’t been easy for anyone. The Toad Suck Daze Nature & Science Drive-thru partners miss seeing you in our parks and facilities. We put together this drive-thru experience to celebrate the innovation and resilience of Arkansans. Thank you for your admiration and support. We hope that this event brings a little joy and is a positive lasting memory during these times. Below is an overview of the drive-thru exhibits.
How does it work?
You can enter this adventure at the intersection of Bruce Street and Farris Road on the UCA campus. There may be a short wait as we allow participants time to view the exhibits. You can tune to 96.3 for some local nature and science programming while you wait. Staff will direct three cars at a time into the exhibit rotation. Each exhibit will last from 1 to 2 minutes before the group is led to the next exhibit. The interpreters at each exhibit will practice safe social distancing from the vehicles while remaining close enough for you to hear them. Please be sure to stay in your car and have a great time.
Exhibit 1: Reptile vs. Amphibians
Do you know the difference between reptiles and amphibians? AGFC staff can help you find out and give you a chance to see some of these Arkansas critters up close.
Exhibit 2: AGFC Wildlife Officers
The AGFC Wildlife Officers help to protect some of our state’s most valuable resources. As you drive by the Scales of Justice display, you will learn about the vital role of Wildlife Officers in conservation. Visit the AGFC YouTube page to see our Wildlife Officers in action.
Exhibit 3: Birds of Arkansas
AGFC staff will have some of their rescued birds of prey on site for display. This drive-thru experience will allow you to see these beautiful birds up close. To learn more about birds of Arkansas that you can find right out your back door, visit AGFC.com.
Exhibit 4: Mobile Aquarium
The large AGFC mobile aquarium is always a fan favorite at major events. Arkansas is home to over 200 species of fish. AGFC has stocked the tank with a variety of fish you will see in your local ponds and lakes. Staff will profile some of the fish during your stop.
Exhibit 5: Boating in Arkansas
Paddling season is here, and lake season is just around the corner. AGFC staff will share some fun facts about boating in Arkansas and the things you learn during boater education. To take boater education online, visit AGFC.com.
Exhibit 6: Museum of Discovery
The Museum of Discovery staff is going to explore the science behind bubbles and what makes a ball float on air! The museum opened its doors in 1927 and has been entertaining and sparking the inner scientist in Arkansans ever sense. Follow the Museum of Discovery on Facebook for tons of science entertainment at home.
Exhibit 7: Hunting in Arkansas
Hunting is a favorite hobby of many Arkansans. In this exhibit, you will discover some fun facts about hunting in the Natural State and options for hunter education. To take hunter education online, visit AGFC.com.
Exhibit 8: Talking Turtles
Arkansas is home to 17 unique species of turtles, and our mobile aquarium contains a variety of turtles commonly found around the state. Visit AGFCNatureCenter.com to discover more about turtles.
Exhibit 9: Arkansas State Parks
Your Arkansas State Parks are full of natural, historical, and cultural resources for you to discover. Meet an Arkansas State Park Ranger and get excited about the opportunities waiting for you in your Arkansas State Parks! Find your next adventure at ArkansasStateParks.com.
Exhibit 10: Little Rock Zoo
The mission of the Little Rock Zoo is to inspire people to value and conserve our natural world. What better way to do that than see them in real life. The Zoo will have some of their animal ambassadors on-site for display.