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Heifer's Global Village

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What:

The Heifer Village is a fun, interactive building that teaches kids about world hunger and Heifer's projects all over the world. The concept is that we are all a Global Village. The interactive exhibits help kids learn about the origins of all food, including theirs. It features interactive exhibits about grain and produce origins and even school lunches. It's also, in traditional Heifer fashion, an environmentally sensitive facility. The facility is designed in concentric circles. Heifer says this is due to the idea of concentric rings of influence, like a pebble hitting a pool of water, where a single animal given to one family provides sustenance many times over as subsequent families receive an offspring.

Where:

This environmentally friendly building is located in downtown Little Rock, on 1 World Avenue, across from the Clinton library. It's on the same campus as the Heifer International building.

Hours / Contact:

The Murphy-Keller Education Center is open daily for tours of the exhibits and other features of the building.

Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday - noon – 5 pm
Closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Call 887-870-COWS or 887-870-2697 for information or group reservations. Admission is free through June 2010.

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Other Amenities:

You can stop at Cafe@Heifer for international and locally-sourced dishes.

You can shop at Shop@Heifer for ethically sourced, artisan-friendly goods from around the world.

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