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May 5

Preschoolers in the Flint Hills
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

D is for Dark:
Students will learn about night time camouflage and which animals come out at night. Students will pretend it is nighttime and imitate nocturnal creatures to understand the important risks and benefits of being an active animal at night.

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.

Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!

FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9

To pre-register, click HERE!

May 9

Discount Day
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm


Visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center for a last chance to view "Save the Last Dance." Receive $2 off regular adult admission and military get in free.

May 17

Connecting Kids to Nature
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Award-winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong will be on site to share his stories about his experiences capturing nature. This family-friendly presentation is suitable for all ages and is free with regular admission. This is the last day to view the Save the Last Dance exhibition. 

May 21

Go See It!
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come learn exactly what Chase County, KS has to offer. A historian from the Chase County Historical Museum will discuss the sites, attractions, and events in and around Cottonwood Falls. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions to help you plan your next visit!

Go See It! lectures are held at FHDC. Featured speakers highlight places to visit in the Flint Hills and provide tips on how to pursue an adventure on your own! All ages are welcome. 

May 23

In the Dark opens
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Discover the mysteries that the darkness holds such as caves, deep sea, the forest at night and underneath the ground.

Exhibition dates: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Sunday, September 20, 2015

Adult (18-64):
Youth (2-17):
Military (with ID), College Students (with ID), Educators (with ID) & Seniors (65+):
Under 2:
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 8 pm
Fri - Sat:
10 am - 5 pm
Noon - 5 pm
Open 363 days a year!