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August 30

Wildcat Week
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!

KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week!

August 31

Wildcat Week
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!

KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week!

September 3

Wildcat Week
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!

KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week!

September 4

Wildcat Week
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!

KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week!

Share the Story
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Owls by Gail Gibbons 

To celebrate the exhibition In the Dark one last time, Owls by Gail Gibbons will be ready for story time. Children will be able to make and take an owl mask!

Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop a foundational appreciation for the rich culture. Pre-registration is not required. 

September 5

Wildcat Week
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!

KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week!

September 12

Meet the Author: Marci Penner
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Visit with Marci Penner and learn all about her book, "8 Wonders of Kansas"

September 13

Family Day
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Free admission for the entire family!

September 17

Go See It! Photographing Dark Kansas Skies
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Photographer Scott Bean will help you get started photographing the night sky, especially the Milky Way at this free lecture. Topics will include resources for finding the Milky Way and dark locations, the basic equipment you need to start photographing the night sky, how to set your camera to record the most stars and tips on editing your night sky photos.

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!

For more information, please call 785.587.2726.

September 19

Flint Hills Masters: Lunch & Lecture
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Flint Hills Masters Lunch and Lecture with Matthew Richter & Jay Nelson

FHDC Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20

Join Flint Hills Master Artist Matthew Richter and Strecker-Nelson Gallery owner and exhibition curator Jay Nelson for this inaugural event.  Enjoy a catered lunch as Matthew Richter demonstrates his mastery of landscapes during a live painting demo on the terrace of the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  Then exhibition curator Jay Nelson will preview the upcoming Flint Hills Master Exhibition through a guided lecture.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness an artist practicing their craft in person and learn about the Flint Hills school of art form a veteran of the art world.

Pre-registration is required.  Participants can also join Matthew Richter for a guided native plant walk after the lunch program for an additional fee.

Click here to register! 

Flint Hills Masters: A Walk Through the Prairie
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A Walk Through the Native Prairie with Matthew Richter
Sat., Sept. 19, 2 – 4 p.m.
FHDC Members: $8 | Non-Members: $10

Experience the beauty of the native tallgrass prairie with Flint Hills Master Artist Matthew Richter as your guide.  Hike through the rolling hills of the Konza Prairie as your guide provides artistic insight into the flora and fauna set out before you.  Learn about the prairie ecosystem from an expert guide who translates these stunning landscapes onto canvas.  

Matthew Richter is a featured artist in the Flint Hills Masters Exhibition and a member of the Kansas Native Plants Society.  Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today!

Click here to register! 

September 22

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

Art Without Pictures
Preschoolers will explore how to make pictures out of different letters and play a game using race cars!

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

September 25

Adventure Camp
Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Native American Art 
Students will make parfleche, bead work and pottery to take home as well as investigate the art behind Native dwellings and the American Bison! 

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. 

Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year.  The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites.  Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.  

Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15

To pre-register, click HERE.

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