Flint Hills Discovery Center

The Kansas Flint Hills protect the last remnants of unbroken tallgrass prairie. Once, the tallgrass prairie dominated the heart of North America, but now only 3 percent remains, most of it in the Flint Hills. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is an interactive, science, history and cultural museum. In-depth exhibits explore all layers of the prairie and the immersive experience will keep your senses entertained with simulated fire and ice. Enjoy Blue Earth Plaza, right out the doors of the Discovery Center, complete with an outdoor fire pit and fountains.

Admission:

  • Adults: $9.00
  • Military, Students & Seniors (65+): $7.00
  • Children: $4.00 (2 and under are free)

Labor Day - Memorial Day

  • Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day

  • Mon - Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

History Museum
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Exhibition opening: A View from Space

January 16, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
A View from Space, a new, highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite's perspective...More

Exhibition opening: How People Make Things

January 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
How People Make Things tells the story of how everyday items are manufactured and brings to life the people, ideas and technology that tran...More

Reel Paddling Film Festival

April 15, 2016
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-776-8829
The world's most exhilarating paddling films are brought to Manhattan and the Discovery Center for the second time. The films are designed ...More
Flint Hills Discovery Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Theatre Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 500

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Rooftop Terrace X           170         180     200  
Full Building X                   250     500  
Classroom X           80     40     72     100  
Blue Earth Room X           40     37     54     55  
Flint Hills Room X           35     34     40     45  
Exhibit Reception X                   150     400