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  1. How People Make Things

    September 24, 2022 - January 8, 2023
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    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    How People Make Things celebrates the people, the manufacturing processes and the technology used to make everyday objects in our world. It tells the story of how familiar childhood objects are made and how people, ideas, and technology transform raw materials into finished products. Kids can try firsthand the tools and processes used to make every day objects in an immersive play factory environment.

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  2. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills - Slither, Hop, and Crawl!

    December 6, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Reptiles move in funny ways. Show us how you can slither, hop, and crawl like a reptile. We will meet a live reptile and make a dancing snake!

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  3. Breakfast with Santa

    December 10, 2022, 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Once upon a time in cozy Manhattan, Santa came to visit the Discovery Center! Families flocked inside for hot breakfast and sweet treats. Children played games and told holiday stories. Gingerbread Men were decorated and families posed for photos with Santa. The only way to find out how this story ends is to join in the holiday fun!

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  4. Discovery Camp - Full STEAM Ahead: Science!

    December 19, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    For grades K-2 - All Aboard! We’re going Full STEAM ahead: Join us as we explore science and discover the fun with magnets and slingshots!

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  5. Discovery Camp - Full STEAM Ahead: Technology!

    December 20, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    For grades K-2 - All Aboard! We’re going Full STEAM ahead: Join us as we explore technology through the years. From an atlatl to computer coding. Technology has changed our world!

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  6. Discovery Camp - Full STEAM Ahead: Engineering!

    December 21, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    For grades K-2 - All Aboard! We’re going Full STEAM ahead: We will think like train engineers and so much more as we uncover the "E" in "STEAM"!

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  7. Discovery Camp - Full STEAM Ahead: Art!

    December 22, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    For grades K-2 - All Aboard! We're going Full STEAM ahead: Join us as we discover the multitude of mediums in the art world!

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  8. Discovery Camp - Full STEAM Ahead: Math!

    December 23, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    For grades K-2 - All Aboard! We're going Full STEAM ahead: Join us as we discover the "M" in "STEAM" with patterns, puzzles, and games. Who knew math could be so much fun!

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  9. Discovery Camp - Hibernation Hideaways!

    December 27, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    What is hibernation? What animals hibernate? Let's explore these questions while we create hibernation dens and learn about animals that hibernate in the Flint Hills.

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  10. Discovery Camp - Wonderful Winter!

    December 28, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Come discover what makes winter a wonderful season! We will make snow, paint with ice, and learn why the seasons change!

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  11. Discovery Camp - Lights and Sounds!

    December 29, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Discover the secrets of light in winter. We will learn about waves and colors, explore reflections and refractions, and make our own Aurora Borealis. Get ready for a colorful day of light!

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  12. Discovery Camp - Dream it, Build it: Legos!

    December 30, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Everybody's favorite brick! Let's build tall towers, learn about Lego masters, and unlock our imagination while we engineer our masterpieces!

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  13. Family New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Pajama Party! Put on your favorite pair of pajamas, grab your slippers, and be ready to party! It's our annual family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year. Participate in family-fun games, design and decorate your own slumber party bag, and make a slap bracelet. Create a lava lamp and slime, dance the night away with great music, and eat delicious party food. The evening ends with our iconic balloon drop at Kids Midnight (8:30 p.m.). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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