The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers a number of fun, educational opportunities for the youth in our community.
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 in summer camps. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register for this class, click here.
Please click here to download the release/permission form for Friday, April 18 day camp.
All Day (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) $22.00/session for members and $25.00/session for non-members
Half Day (8 a.m. - noon) $13.00/session for members and $15.00/session for non-members
Kindergarten - 6th Grade Adventure Camps
|Friday, April 18||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Rivers Lakes & Ponds Oh My|
|Monday, June 30||K-2nd||Half or Full||Epoch Animals|
|Tuesday, July 1||K-2nd||Half or Full||The Worm Diaries|
|Wednesday, July 2||K-2nd||Half or Full||Over Our Heads|
|Thursday, July 3||K-2nd||Half or Full||Ready for Dance Day?|
|Monday, July 7||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Cenozoic Animals|
|Tuesday, July 8||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Wagons West|
|Wednesday, July 9||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Geocaching|
|Thursday, July 10||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Rockin' Dances|
|Friday, July 11||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Settling Kansas|
|Monday, July 28||K-2nd||Half or Full||Cowboys & Cowgirls|
|Tuesday, July 29||K-2nd||Half or Full||Here Fishy Fishy|
|Wednesday, July 30||K-2nd||Half or Full||Sunshine Gardens|
|Thursday, July 31||K-2nd||Half or Full||Hungry, Hungry Insects|
|Friday, August 1||K-2nd||Half or Full||Life on the Ice|
|Monday, August 4||3rd-6th||Half or Full||4-Legged Work|
|Tuesday, August 5||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Fishing Fun|
|Wednesday, August 6||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Grow What You Sow|
|Thursday, August 7||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Glaciation|
|Friday, August 8||3rd-6th||Half or Full||Humans of the Ice Age|
- 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. Pre-registration required. To register for this class, click here.Fees: $7.00 for members; $8.00 for non-members
Tuesday, April 8 - Cookin' & Campin'
Tuesday, May 6 - Now You Seed Me, Now You Don't
Tuesday, June 3 - Herbs of the World
Tuesday, June 10 - All Aboard
Tuesday, June 17 - Round Them Up
Tuesday, June 24 - Ice Age Fossils
Tuesday, July 15 - Ice Age Mega Fauna
Tuesday, July 22 - Animals Dances
Footsteps in the Flint Hills (ages 6-8): Explore the Flint Hills through a collection of guided experiences that examine wildlife and culture through time. Examine the unique adaptations that make the Flint Hills a perfect place for many animals, and engage in activities related to the tools, weapons and customs prevalent throughout the region, from 16,000 years ago through present day. Each week kids will explore a different aspect important to the Flint Hills, so enroll in one, two or all! All sessions will run from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a maximum of 12 children; minimum of 5.
Pre-registration required. To register for this class, click here.
Fees: $9.00 for members; $10.00 for non-members
Saturday, April 5 - Fire: Friend or Foe?
Saturday, May 3 - Insectify
Saturday, June 21 - Mammoths and More
Saturday, July 19 - Flying Around the Ice Age
Saturday, August 23 - People of the Frozen Past