Rental Options

Experience why Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center is the most unique venue in town! Discover the iconic architecture and unique design that exists within our space located in the heart of downtown. Enjoy the breath-taking views from our Rooftop Terrace, explore the ever-changing exhibits or experience the grandeur of the glass atrium! 


Whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday celebration, we have the perfect venue to fit your special event. From elegant weddings to casual gatherings, our accommodating staff is here to make your vision a reality. Reserve an intimate space for day time meetings, luncheons and celebrations. After hours, host the ultimate, exclusive event – a private evening in our exhibits and galleries.

Located near exceptional restaurants, magnificent hotels and great shopping destinations, the Flint Hills Discovery Center not only offers convenience, but a chance to escape and catch your breath. Our gorgeous three-story, green facility will serve as an extraordinary backdrop for any event!

Please contact our Event Sales Coordinator at 785.587.2729, ext. 208 or email

Click here for a list of approved caterers.

To submit a request to rent the facility, click here.

The FHDC does not allow the following in its facility:

  • For-profit activities not associated with the Flint Hills Discovery Center or City activities
  • Fundraisers, auctions, ticket sales, solicitation of donations, financial transactions or sales of merchandise by any non-City organization, individual or group
  • Political events

Rental of Blue Earth Plaza lawn or splash park is managed through the Parks and Recreation Department. The space can be reserved by calling 785.587.2757.

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!