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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Meet the Author: Marci Penner

September 12, 2015
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Visit with Marci Penner and learn all about her book, "8 Wonders of Kansas" More

Family Day

September 13, 2015
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater, Stepping into the Prairie (Children’s area) and more for the entire family! More

Flint Hills Discovery Center Family Day

September 13, 2015
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd St., Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: Starting: 12:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater, stepping into the prairie (children’s area) and more for the entire family! More

Go See It! lecture: Photographing Dark Kansas Skies

September 17, 2015
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Photographer Scott Bean will help you get started photographing the night sky! This lecture will provide tips on how to edit your night sky...More

Flint Hills Masters Lunch & Lecture with Matthew Richter and Jay Nelson

September 19, 2015
Venue: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Address: 315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-587-2726
Join Flint Hills Master Artist Matthew Richter and Strecker-Nelson Gallery owner and exhibition curator Jay Nelson for this inaugural event...More

Flint Hills Masters

October 3, 2015 - January 17, 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
Latest exhibition at the Flint Hills Discovery Center opens to the public. Flint Hills Masters is a collection of paintings and sculptures ...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