Our Mission

The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation functions to advance the mission of the Flint Hills Discovery Center by providing support for its programs and initiatives, ensuring stewardship of the region’s tallgrass prairie. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves as an active local, regional and national advocate by creating opportunities to give to the Foundation and provide for the long-term financial success 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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