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Summer Registration is now open!

Click HERE to register for one of our summer programs. From Adventure Camps to Adult Workshops, there is something for everyone! If you have any questions about one of our programs, please call 785.587.2726.


2015 Flint Hills Masters Student Art Show

$600 in cash prizes! Deadline for submission: EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2015!

The Flint Hills Discovery Center announces a student art show to celebrate the Flint Hills. Open to students in grades 3 through 12, the show will recognize student artistic achievement as they interpret the Flint Hills ecoregion. Select artwork will be on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center from October 3, 2015 - January 17, 2016 in conjunction with the Flint Hills Masters art exhibition.

Click HERE for art show guidelines and submission rules


Let Your Exploration of the Flint Hills Begin Here!

The Flint Hills Discovery Center explores the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills – the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America.

This is a must see attraction that will educate and entertain visitors of every age, with our multi-media, interactive exhibits, outdoor terrace, gift store and traveling exhibits that change throughout the year.

We want to educate everyone about the unique ecosystem of the tallgrass prairie, inspire visitors to become actively engaged in exploring firsthand the Flint Hills region and all it has to offer, and ultimately, to become better stewards of this important ecosystem. 

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