Busted pipe floods science museum

Charlie Hedlund of Lowell breaks through a maze of dangling pool noodles at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock in this Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, file photo.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Museum of Discovery in flooded Thursday morning after a pipe broke, killing one of the museum's animals and causing "extensive damage," according to a museum news release.

The flooding killed a blue-tongued skink lizard, one of the many animals that call the science and technology museum home, and damaged the museum's galleries, theaters and offices. Other animals at the museum have been moved off-site where museum staff will continue to care for them, according to the release.

The museum in Little Rock's River Market District, is closed while staff members work with an insurance provider and a disaster restoration company on a timeline for repairs.