Our Mission


The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation functions to advance the mission and work of the Flint Hills Discovery Center through dynamic and vibrant development programs which identify, cultivate, solicit and express appreciation to donors of the Foundation. The Foundation seeks capital, and programming, along with deferred and endowed gifts in support of the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Flint Hills Discovery Center


Opened in April 2012, the Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) is a new state-of-the-art science and history center located in Manhattan, KS. Using well-tested hands on interactive strategies, the permanent exhibits engage visitors of all ages. Text and graphics, artifacts and replicas are all used to tell the story of the geology, biology and cultural history of the 4 million acre Flint Hills and Osage Hills region. This is supplemented with 10 audio/video presentations in the exhibits area, as well as a 15-minute film about the Flint Hills produced at the highest level of current high definition projection.

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