Field Trip Admission Rates

When you book a field trip to the Flint Hills Discovery Center, you have the option of booking a trip that includes educational programming designed and taught by our staff.  We have several on-site education programs for learners of all ages at the Flint Hills Discovery Center!  Whether you want to bring an entire grade or a small class on a field trip, we can offer both fun and educational programs to get students excited about learning.  We can also accommodate a group visit for children of all different ages without including an educational programTo learn about what programs we offer, click here.

We require a two week advance notice to schedule an education program. All programs are offered by reservation only.  To make a reservation, please email fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com. 

All on-site programs were developed with school-age children in mind according to state standards and core concepts.

Field Trip Pricing

Type of Program Student Rate Chaperone Rate
Without Educational Program $3 $3 (1:5 adult to student ratio)
With Educational Program $6 $3 (1:5 adult to student ratio)

For $3 Per Student:

  • 15 minute 4-D film Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time
  • Access to our permanent exhibit and temporary exhibit galleries
  • Grade appropriate scavenger hunts for the permanent gallery
  • Access to our outdoor interpretive terrace
  • Gift shop with Flint Hills souvenirs

For an Additional $3 Per Student:

  • Any of nine curriculum based formal school programs listed below
  • A staff educator to lead each 45-60 minute program
  • Full lesson plans including pre and post visit activities for select programs

Additional Chaperones


For groups of 20 or more, additional chaperones beyond the 1:5 adult to youth ratio must pay the Group Admission Rate of $6 per adult. For groups of 19 or fewer, additional chaperones beyond the 1:5 adult to youth ratio must pay the General Admission Rates of $9 per adult or $7 for military members (with ID), College Students (with ID), Educators (with ID) and Seniors (65+).