2024 Preview

Check out our exhibits, programs, and events coming in 2024! Click each image to learn more.

Exhibits

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab

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Be inspired by the animated series featuring the brilliant work of Thomas Edison! This exhibit engages kids in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning through hands-on experiences. Open January 20 to May 5, 2024.

Amazing Butterflies

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Earn your wings in this interactive maze exhibit. Adventure through the leaves, move like a caterpillar, discover interesting insect facts, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Open May 18 to September 8, 2024.

Stepping into the Prairie

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This one-of-a-kind exhibit will use high-definition projectors, surround sound speakers, and motion sensing devices to create a virtual Flint Hills environment that reacts to guests in the space. Coming fall 2024!

Events

Flint Hills Festival

Flint Hills Festival

Experience the Flint Hills at our annual community festival. Live entertainment, food trucks, wine tastings, children's activities, community groups, and more will all be on display at this celebration of our beautiful region! Coming May 4, 2024.

National Day of the Cowboy

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Celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy at this annual celebration. Try your hand at calf roping, create fun cowboy crafts, and chow down on some delicious fare. Coming July 27, 2024.

Breakfast with Santa

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Celebrate the holidays in style with Breakfast with Santa! The entire family will enjoy a morning of delicious food, fun crafts, and a moment to meet the jolly guy himself! Returning December 2024!

Programs

Nature Together

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Parents, bring your littles ages 18 months-3.5 years to the outdoor classroom and build your skills to raise a nature lover. Play games, hear stories, and explore natural items using your five senses.

Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

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The wonder of the Flint Hills comes to life as children ages 3-5 begin discovering the culture, history, and ecology of the region. Each class includes hands-on activities, crafts, story time, and a snack.

Discovery Camp

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Discovery Camp (grades K-2) is a unique program offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as they relate to the Flint Hills. Camps return in spring 2024 and spots are limited!