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Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan

4.5
#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Kansas
Must see · Science Museum · Children’s Museum
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Daily admission prices: $10.00 adults, $8.00 for military, professional educators, college students & seniors (65+) and $5.00 for youth (2-17) . Children under 2 years old are always free!

Call 785-587-2726 or email membership.fhdc@cityofmhk.com to discuss the perks of membership.

School group and group pricing is available!

We are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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  • We visited on a Saturday. There were very few people there. The exhibits were very well done. This would be a great place for kids. 
    We visited on a Saturday. There were very few people there. The exhibits were very well done. This would be a great place for kids.  more »
  • This museum was well worth a visit. Starting with the history of the native peoples who lived in the area, moving through the settlements of the 19th century, there are ample opportunities to explore....  more
    This museum was well worth a visit. Starting with the history of the native peoples who lived in the area, moving through the settlements of the 19th century, there are ample opportunities to explore....  more »
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  • First of all, I would like to personally thank Director, Susan Adams for providing me with a lot of helpful information prior to my visit. I’ve wanted to visit The Flint Hills Discovery Center for a number of years, and I’m SO glad that I’ve finally been able to! There’s a film in a small theater that provides guests with a historical background about The Flint Hills. The exhibits are VERY hands on, and are all about the preservation and culture of The Flint Hills. It’s a VERY serene and calming environment, as are The Flint Hills. This would be a great place to bring a group of students on a field trip, and there’s a lot of fun activity sheets for them to engage in. I would also point out that this can also serve as a community center because there’s several rooms available to hold any kind of event. The kids have a great deal of fun on the second level in The Prairie Playscape. If you go up to the third level, that takes you outside to where you have amazing views of The City of Manhattan. On the first level, as soon as you enter, is a gift shop with all sorts of unique Kansas products. The staff are VERY friendly, knowledgeable and can assist you with ALL things Manhattan.
  • A must visit for all ages! The exhibits are well done and informative on the history of the prairie. The movie is amazing with great visuals and special effects. For us the highlight was the pollinator gardens surrounding the building! Make sure you go up to the 3rd floor for the view and then take the stairs down around the outside to read all about the native plants and see the bees and butterflies at work!

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