The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a 35,000 square foot facility located in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. This culture and science museum immerses visitors within the wonder and beauty of the Flint Hills. Guests of all ages are invited to explore over 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and exciting temporary exhibitions, as well as an one-of-a-kind theater experience and prairie-inspired outdoor plazas.

Discover the Flint Hills

We strive to be a principal place for learning and exploring the tallgrass prairie and the Flint Hills region, as well as inspiring visitors to join us in its long-term preservation. To learn more about our exhibits, explore the pages below and visit our facility layout

Just for Kids
Be sure to check out these spaces designed especially for the youngest visitors.

Immersive Experience Theater
Our state-of-the-art Immersive Experience tells the story of the Flint Hills through sight, sound and innovative effects.

Prairie Garden Terrace and Trail
These exterior areas connect guests instantly to the prairie landscape.

Permanent Exhibits
Explore the Flint Hills and tallgrass prairie like you have never before and discover what makes this eco-region so unique.

Temporary Exhibits|
Learn about our current temporary exhibit and see what is coming next.