Prairie Playscape

Prairie Playscape Sign

Completed in 2022, Prairie Playscape is a complete renovation of the second-floor mezzanine children’s area. This new permanent exhibit immerses children in an exceptional, hands-on, educational experience all about the Flint Hills. Our goal is to inspire youth to learn about, explore, and care for the Flint Hills region as a unique and important ecosystem. Regular admission rates apply for entry into Prairie Playscape. Learn more about visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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Prairie Playscape features three themed areas

Exploring the Land - Kids can identify prairie flowers, see live animals, and explore wind on the prairie.

Working the Land - Learn how people have adapted to the land with skills like stone fence building and cattle ranching.

Sharing the Land - See how the food we eat is produced on the prairie and transported across the country and world.


Prairie Playscape is the featured capital project of the Next Vistas Campaign of the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Through the generosity of countless donors, the Foundation funded this project (design and construction) at 100%, with no City tax dollars being spent.

We encourage you to reach out to our Foundation directly to learn more about becoming a contributor towards this exceptional mission. You can also request that a staff member reach out to you by clicking here. Or learn more about the Foundation by clicking here.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation