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Discover Kansas in a Whole New Way!

The Flint Hills Discovery Center will host the traveling exhibit, K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z. The exhibit is full of things to look at, touch and discover, using the letters of the alphabet to illustrate features that are unique to Kansas.

MLK Quilt on Display

 After investing 540 hours, local quilter Ronna Tyson had completed her quilt to honor Martin Luther King Jr. She wanted to create something that spoke of King’s life, described the courageous man he was and all he stood for. Using over 475 small pieces of fabric, she stitched a portrait of King, depicting different skin tones through the pieces of fabric. 

One Last Chance to View the FORCES Exhibit!

The Flint Hills FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University exhibition will close February 1, 2015. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is offering $2 off the regular adult admission fee on Saturday, January 31.

Meet the Author--WWII veteran, Jim Sharp, talks about being a Sgt. Of the Guard at Nuremberg

Meet Manhattan resident and author Jim Sharp at the Flint Hills Discovery Center on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1-3 p.m.  Sharp will talk about his experiences of being a special duty guard at the main Nuremberg war trial of 1945-1946 and offers fascinating recollections about guards’ orders and cell life in his book, “Sgt. of the Guard at Nuremberg.”

Animal Secrets Exhibit Invites Visitors to Explore Hidden Habitats

Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave?  In Animal Secrets, open September 27 through January 14 visitors to Flint Hills Discovery Center will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals.

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