Birthday Parties

Birthdays with Flint Hills Discovery Center

A Birthday They'll Always Remember

Whether you are turning 8 or 81, we have the perfect birthday package at the Flint Hills Discovery Center!

Virtual Birthday Party

Enjoy the best of the Flint Hills Discovery Center at home with our Virtual Programs.  These 30 and 60 minute long programs are designed for all audiences and cover a range of topics from cowboys to bison to live animals!  Please click on this link to learn more about these great virtual options.

Birthday Party Package 


FHDC Members: $275 I Non-Members: $300


Ideal for children's parties, our friendly staff will handle all the party details.

We supply:
  • Custom themed birthday cake, ice cream, and drinks
  • 30 passes to the Discovery Center valid for the entire day of the party (additional youth/adults at $3/$7)
  • Two-hour private room rental and an education staff member to lead activities for up to 20 youth*
  • Basic room decorations including balloons and streamers
  • Basic plates, cups, and utensils to serve food
All you need to bring are the guests, presents and a sense of adventure! You can also bring additional food or decorations as needed.

*Larger parties with 21-30 youth come with a second staff educator ($50 fee applies)

Time slots available:
Please choose one of the following time slots for your party.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Please inquire about other weekly availability by contacting Event Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, at 785-587-2726 ext. 5607.

Select a Theme Below for your Birthday Party:

Dinosaur Birthday All Ages 
Explore the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. Unearth a T-Rex skeleton, get close to fossil replicas, or race in a T-Rex relay. Party guests also create a dino craft to take home.
Mad Scientists Ages 6-12 Discover the fun of science as you take part in spectacular science demonstrations including elephant toothpaste, dry ice fun, and amazing bubbling potions! Party guests create and take home Mad Science oobleck or slime. 
Flint Hills Superheroes Ages 6-12 Can you jump as far as a grasshopper, react as quickly as a frog, or navigate as well as a mole? Be a Flint Hills superhero as you challenge your senses in a series of games and puzzles. Package includes an encounter with one of our Flint Hills animals. 
Prince or
Princess
Ages 4-8 Come one, come all to the grandest royal celebration of the year! Your little Princess or Prince and their friends will enjoy a magic carpet race, rescue the frozen princesses, and design their own take-home wands or swords. 
Flint Hills Experience All Ages Bugs, birds, and grasses, oh my! Step into the Flint Hills and explore the wonders of nature. Children will become bug brainiacs, prairie animal enthusiasts, or “snake-sperts” including visits from our education animals. Each child will create a take-home craft inspired by the Flint Hills.
Build-It Birthday  Ages 6-12 Your budding engineer will enjoy a birthday full of construction challenges! Build a marble maze or stack the highest tower out of KEVA blocks then knock it down with a take home catapult. Package includes a visit from our box turtle to learn how she carries her home on her back.

Discovery Party Package

FHDC Members & Non-Members: $150


An alternative for those who wish to plan their own party. Appropriate for any age, it’s perfect with a private room and discounted passes. Our private rooms are available by the hour during the day and after hours.

We supply:
  • 20 youth/adult exhibit passes valid for the entire day of the event (additional youth/adults at $3/$7)
  • Two-hour private room rental
You bring guests, presents, and any food or decorations needed.

Add-On Education

Click this link to learn how you can add a fun educational program to your birthday party rental. Choose a 30-minute program for $65 or double the fun with a 60-minute program for $100. Topics include cowboys, bison, geology, and our live reptiles. Perfect for kids birthday parties!

Schedule Your Birthday Party

Contact our Event Supervisor, Jonathan Mertz, at 785-587-2726 ext. 5607, or by email to book your party today. 

Face Masks Now Required for FHDC Visitors and Staff

As an entity of City of Manhattan, starting August 9 all visitors and employees will be required to wear a face mask inside the Discovery Center and at all other indoor city facilities. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals age two and up.

Please continue to check back for updates regarding the face mask policy. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.