Temporary Exhibits


K is for Kansas

January 24, 2015-March 22, 2015

Discover the magnificent state of Kansas with the exhibition, K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z.  Younger visitors and their families can discover who Kansans are with a special Kansas alphabet representing the countless people, places, things, plants and animals which make our state a special place.  Our alphabet includes the state symbols that all Kansas children study along with fun and curious facts about the state and stories which are often overlooked.


Save the Last Dance

February 14, 2015-May 17, 2015

The dance of North American grassland grouse, from the impressive courtship of prairie-chickens to the bizarre behaviors of sage-grouse, are known to nature lovers as one of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America.  Save the Last Dance shares images by award- winning photographer, Noppaadol Paothong, from his dazzling book, Save the Last Dance—A Story of North American Grassland Grouse.  The exhibition fosters knowledge and understanding of these spectacular birds and their diminishing habitats so future generations, too, can marvel at their grace and beauty.


Midwest Wild Weather

March 28, 2015-May 13, 2015

Explore science concepts such as evaporation, condensation, heat, pressure, tornados, electric charges and climate in an unforgettable way.  Midwest Wild Weather is the perfect supplement for students in grades 4-8 studying the science of weather.



Coming Soon!


In the Dark

May 23, 2015 - September 20, 2015

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

Flint Hills Masters

October 3, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Flint Hills Masters is a collection of paintings and sculptures interpreting a sense of place and a love for the regional landscape of the Flint Hills by more than 50 premier artists from around the world. 

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