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July 31

ADVENTURE CAMP: Hungry, Hungry Insects (K - 2nd)
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Insects are everywhere! From the tops of trees to the soil below, they number in the thousands. Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center team to explore this diverse group of animals starting with what they eat. From a siphon to a pincher, insect adaptations for feeding are vast. During camp, we will explore the pros and cons of each strategy, and we will go about a journey to collect the things they eat. Beyond their food, we will explore insect characteristics like symmetry and homes. We are bound to be amazed!

NEW! Adventure Camp: Experience Manhattan, the Flint Hills, and the world like never before. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is continuing this program into the summer to provide a unique experience for kids year-round. Together, adventurers will learn about plants and animals from their own backyard, and have the chance to travel back in time to explore the history, geology and fossils that make their home a special place. There is a maximum of 24 participants per session. Enrollment is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are enrolled will receive confirmation by mail. Parents can choose either half day or full day sessions, with drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. Registration includes morning and afternoon snacks, as well as supplies for activities and access to exhibits. Lunch is NOT provided. Full-day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. Please click here to access permission/release form required for participation. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register for this class, click here.

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

In the second floor gallery June 14 - September 14, 2014. The Ice Age Imperials exhibition provides a rare opportunity for visitors to "touch" the Ice Age. Interacting with real fossils from ancient animals like the saber-toothed cat, woolly mammoth, giant sloth, dire wolf, giant beaver and teeth from a huge prehistoric bear makes the Ice Age come alive for visitors like never before.

Lessons of the Ice Age abound. How did glaciers form and move? During the Ice Age, was there ice where you live now? Discover the answers within graphic displays about glacial size and ice depth. Try assembling the 3-D Mastodon puzzle, or immerse yourself in the History of Earth timeline where you can touch a variety of fossils from more than 500 million years ago to less than one million years ago. Ice Age Imperials was curated by the Antiquities Company, LLC.

Access is included with the cost of admission. Adults $9 | Military, College Students, Seniors (age 65+) & Professional Educators $7 with ID | Youth (age 2 to 17) $4. Click here to purchase admission tickets.


Adult (18-64):
Youth (2-17):
Military (with ID), College Students (with ID), Educators (with ID) & Seniors (65+):
Under 2:
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