Flint Hills Discovery Center

(785) 587-2726
315 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
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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

Attractions
History Museum
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 80
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 40
Rooftop Terrace
  • Theater Capacity: 170
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Full Building
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Classroom
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 72
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Blue Earth Room
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 37
  • Banquet Capacity: 54
  • Reception Capacity: 55
Flint Hills Room
  • Theater Capacity: 35
  • Classroom Capacity: 34
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 45
Exhibit Reception
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 400

$2.00 off admission

Valid: March 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Categories: Things to Do, North Central

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