Rental Options

Flint Hills Discovery Center Event Sales

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a community project designed to serve as a gathering place for community events. Whether you're a small group or a large organization our unique and elegant facility has a multitude of spaces suitable for hosting any number of special events and meetings — from weddings, banquets and cocktail receptions to civic meetings, business seminars and conferences. Our gorgeous three-story facility will serve as an extraordinary backdrop for your event. Our 35,000 square-foot facility can accommodate multiple day and evening events throughout the week and on weekends and features benefits such as our friendly staff and essential equipment such as projector screens and related
audio-visual equipment.

The Blue Earth Plaza — a 1.1-acre urban park featuring dynamic water, light and music components, as well as an outdoor fireplace — which pays tribute to the Kaw Nation and honors their ancestors who inhabited the region and lived in the Blue Earth Lodges. This rental space is managed by the Manhattan Parks & Recreation Department. Call (785) 587-2757 or visit to learn more about renting the Blue Earth Plaza.

The Event Sales Coordinator is available Monday through Friday to answer questions and to book reservations.

Click here for a list of approved caterers.

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

Alternatively, feel free to contact our Event Sales Coordinator at (785) 587-2729 ext. 208, or email

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!