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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Amazing Dinosaurs

May 14, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: Starting: 10:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
The amazing world of dinosaurs makes its world premiere at Flint Hills Discovery Center in May. Amazing Dinosaurs takes you on a bedazzling...More

Amazing Dinosaurs

May 14, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Recurring daily
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: Starting: 10:00 AM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Amazing Dinosaurs takes you on a dazzling adventure and soaring expedition. Discover secrets of wondrous creatures. Touch dinosaur teeth. F...More

National Day of the Cowboy

July 23, 2016
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Celebrate the American Cowboy at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Meet rodeo queens, get your face painted, try your hand at horse shoes, ...More

National Day of the Cowboy

July 23, 2016
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Celebrate the American Cowboy at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Meet rodeo queens, get your face painted, try your hand at horse shoes, barr...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