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October 23

ADVENTURE CAMP: Discovering Animal Secrets (ages 5-7)
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Discover the secrets kept by native animals at the Flint Hills Discovery Center this fall.  Join us for an exploration of the latest temporary exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center – Animal Secrets.  We will go deep into the cave, check out the naturalist tent and learn about the secrets of animals living in and around the waterways of the Flint Hills.  You will get to make your own animal mask and pretend to be one of the animals of the Flint Hills.  We will put on our sleuth hats as we learn about animal tracks and who leaves which ones behind.  By the end of the day there will be no more secrets to tell but many discoveries to recount in this animals secrets event.  

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.  All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission forms here and return them to the Flint Hills Discovery Center Education Department on or before the date of your first program of the season. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  

GO SEE IT! LECTURE SERIES: Home of William Allen White
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Discover William Allen White, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and political advisor who first asked the question, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”  Throughout his life in the early 1900’s at Red Rocks in Emporia, KS, White hosted presidents and dignitaries from around the world.  Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we learn about William Allen White, his home and your chance to Go See It! 

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is your starting point for an unforgettable exploration of the region. On the third Thursday of every month from March to October, featured speakers will highlight the unique places to visit throughout the Flint Hills and provide tips on how to best pursue an adventure in your own backyard. Lectures are free and light refreshments will be served.

October 24

ADVENTURE CAMP: Great American Baseball (ages 5-7)
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Often referred to at the Great American Pastime, baseball impacts every part of the United States, including the Flint Hills.  From little league to college, the game is played throughout the region.  Join us for this unique Adventure Camp as we will learn about the origin of baseball, explore the different positions on the field, and learn the rules of the game.  After we’ve mastered the sport through knowledge, we will head outside to play some ball.  We will even learn about some variations of the game and play them too.  After a long day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, you can go home and impress your friends and family with all you know about the sport.  Bring you glove and get ready for a good time.

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.  All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission forms here and return them to the Flint Hills Discovery Center Education Department on or before the date of your first program of the season. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  

October 28

PRESCHOOLERS IN THE FLINT HILLS: Cryptic Caves
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Caves come in all sizes with many different and unique animals.  Some of the animals are spooky and some are slimy but all have their own secrets to teach us about life in this very unique place.  We will sneak into the cave of the Animal Secrets exhibition to learn all about the animals living there and then sneak back out.  We will make our very own bat just in time for Halloween, then fly them around the room.  Come along with us and learn the animal secrets of cryptic caves dwellers. 

Preschoolers in the Flint Hills (ages 4-5). 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 the area. All sessions will run from 1 - 2 pm. There is a maximum of 10 children, minimum of 5. 

 

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Adult (18-64):
$9.00
Youth (2-17):
$4.00
Military (with ID), College Students (with ID), Educators (with ID) & Seniors (65+):
$7.00
Under 2:
FREE
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10 am - 8 pm
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Noon - 5 pm
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