Event Rentals

Flint Hills Discovery Center, event venue in downtown Manhattan, Kansas

A Unique Wedding and Event Venue in Downtown Manhattan, KS

Host your next event at Flint Hills Discovery Center, a unique wedding and event venue offering indoor and outdoor rental spaces nestled in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. With several hotels within walking distance and free parking, our venue ensures the ultimate convenience for your guests.

Enjoy breathtaking views from our rooftop terrace, explore ever-changing exhibits, and experience the grandeur of the glass atrium. No matter your event, we are sure you'll find the Flint Hills Discovery Center the ideal event venue. Perfect for weddings, receptions, military events, birthdays, anniversary parties, business meeting, retirement receptions, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, and much more.

Additional Facilities Available
Nearby, Manhattan's historic Union Pacific Depot and Blue Earth Plaza, are also available to rent. Our staff are happy to assist you with your reservation.

Rent the Discovery Center

Learn more about renting the Flint Hills Discovery Center, including ideas and inspiration for your next event.

Rental Venues

Our staff oversees rental reservations for three rental venues, learn more about each location.  

Birthday Parties

The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers several packages for an exciting day of fun!


From casual to formal, intimate to grand, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is the perfect place to celebrate your special day.

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.