Flint Hills Discovery Center

Flint Hills Discovery Center

What is the Flint Hills Discovery Center?

Flint Hills Discovery Center is a dynamic tribute to the 10,000 square miles of tallgrass prairie of the geologic Flint Hills that surround Manhattan. Each exhibit area within the Discovery Center has an interactive component to enrich the learning experience. Your visit starts in the Immersive Experience Theater and the multimedia "Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time," then head to the rooftop for a panorama view of Manhattan. Be sure to check out the temporary exhibits upstairs while you're there.

Discovery center

Immersive Experience Theater 

Introductory 15-minute presentation plays several times each day included with admission. Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater

Blue Earth Plaza

Beautiful, green park space perfect for family picnics and right outside FHDC doors. Enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Watch fountains dance, accompanied by music and lights. Both the Discovery Center and Blue Earth Plaza are available to rent. Blue Earth Plaza is home to the month-long Festival of Lights tree lighting celebration that begins the day after Thanksgiving.
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On Exhibit Now

  • Measurement Rules: Measure height, distance, volume and more in this interactive exhibit that introduces visitors to various units of measurement. Master the basics, compare, classify, categorize and understand measurement in relation to the world around you. On exhibit from January 15 through May 8, 2022.

Coming Soon to FHDC

  • Big League Fun: This interactive exhibit allows fans of all ages to learn all about the world of baseball and the sport's rich history. From Spring Training to the World Series, to sports broadcasting and a simulated ballpark experience, this exhibit will engage and educate children and fans of the game. Coming May 21, 2022 - September 11, 2022. 

Flint Hills Discovery Center