Rent Our Facilities

We Offer the Memorable Venue You Seek! 
Situated in the heart of the Flint Hills, we offer an unforgettable venue to host your next special event. From elegant weddings to casual gatherings, our accommodating staff is here to make your vision a reality.

Discover three unique venue facilities.
Reserve an intimate space for daytime meetings, luncheons, and celebrations. After hours, host the ultimate, exclusive event, a private evening in our exhibits and galleries. With three facilities available - the Flint Hills Discovery Center, and the nearby Blue Earth Plaza and Union Pacific Depot - you're sure to find the perfect venue for your event.

When you host your event with us, your rental includes:
  • On-site event staff to help with your special day
  • Venues that surround your guests within the beauty of the Flint Hills
  • Free parking and no catering fee 
  • Tables and chairs with set up (FHDC & Depot)
  • Several hotels within walking distance
  • LEED Certified Green Building (FHDC)

Ideas & Inspiration

Visit our Event Types & Ideas page for ways renters have celebrated in our venues.

Availability and Pricing

Facilities are available to rent year round, seven days a week, during most mornings, afternoons and evenings. Certain venue options, such as renting the entire Flint Hills Discovery Center or their exhibit space, are only available after regular operating hours due to public access needs.

Depending on the venue, prices ranges from $45 per hour to $2,500 all-inclusive rental packages. Additional fees may include an alcohol fee and refundable damage deposit depending on the type of event. Visit the Rental Venues page to learn more.

Location and Venues

Located near exceptional downtown restaurants, magnificent hotels and great shopping destinations, the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Blue Earth Plaza and Union Pacific Depot not only offer convenience, but a chance to escape and catch your breath. Learn more about our venues


Events of 75 guests or more or events with cash bars must use an approved caterer.
We do not charge a catering fee.  View a list of our approved caterers.  For inquiries regarding becoming an approved caterer, please contact our Events Supervisor by phone at 785-587-2729 ext. 208 or by email.  

Alcohol is permitted in several of our venues, so long as it is in accordance with our facility usage guidelines and all city, state, and federal laws. An alcohol fee and refundable damage deposit may be charged for these events.

Get Started Planning Your Event!

Submit an online interest form to inquire about a venue and availability. Once received, a member of our staff will contact you to confirm details and discuss options.