Event Types & Ideas
We Love a Great Event No matter the type of event, we are here to make your vision a reality. From formal events to casual gatherings, you are sure to find one of our Rental Venues the perfect space for your celebration. Ideas of events hosted in our facilities:
- Baby & Bridal Showers
- Birthday Parties
- Business Meetings & Conference Receptions
- Fraternity & Sorority Formals
- Graduation Parties
- Military Formals
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Staff Retreats
- Retirement Celebrations
- Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
- Three unique venue options: The Flint Hills Discovery Center, Blue Earth Plaza, and Union Pacific Depot
- On-site event staff to help you with your special day
- Guests will enjoy the beauty of the Flint Hills reflected at each facility
- Venues available for 50 to 250 people, with both indoor and outdoor options
Meetings, Retreats & Presentations
- A fresh alternative for your next retreat, staff training, or educational event
- The Flint Hills Discovery Center's meeting rooms or Union Pacific Depot are ideal venues
- Meeting rooms are full of natural light and just steps away from outdoor terraces for breaks
- Equipped with free Wi-Fi, AV, and recycling/trash services
- Several hotel options within walking distance
Birthday Party Packages at Flint Hills Discovery Center
It'll be a birthday they are sure to remember!
- Birthday Party Package for $250 - Ideal for kid's birthdays, let us take care of all the details. Celebrate in a private room next to the children’s play area. Cake, ice cream, exhibit passes and a staff member to lead activities included. The only thing left to do is invite their friends!
- Discovery Package for $150 - Alternative for those who wish to plan their own party. Appropriate for any age, it’s perfect with a private room and discounted passes. You bring the cake!
Learn more about Birthday Parties at Flint Hills Discovery Center.Rent a Space to Host Your Own
- The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers private rooms available by the hour during the day and after hours to celebrate any age.
- The Union Pacific Depot is a great indoor celebration to host a special gathering for any age.
- Looking for an unique outdoor location? Consider booking the Blue Earth Plaza and enjoy the area's public water features.
Learn more about our venue options, including pricing and availability.
Celebrations & Social Events
- Host a military formal or fraternity/sorority party with us and "wow" your guests
- Celebrate someone special with a bridal or baby shower in one of our private rooms
- Gather your friends and family for a rehearsal dinner or graduation party in one of our unique venues
- Plan a daytime or evening social event at the Discovery Center in conjunction with your event/conference at the nearby convention center or K-State's campus
- With three unique venue facilities, the possibilities are endless