Giving Opportunities

The Flint Hills Discovery Center receives fantastic support from the City of Manhattan to further our mission of inspiring people to celebrate, explore, and care for the Flint Hills. We also work with individuals, businesses, and organizations who want to invest in this mission and expand our impact even greater.

Opportunities to Give


  • Annual Gifts
  • Special Events
  • Lecture Series
  • Youth & Adult Programs 
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Temporary Exhibits
Additional opportunities may exist outside of those listed above. Please contact Katharine Hensler, Assistant Director/Development Officer, at the contact information below to learn more. 

Ways to Give

The Flint Hills Discovery Center can accept one-time contributions made through cash, check, or credit card. For more long-term gifts, including planned or recurring gifts, we encourage supporters to consider giving through the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation.

Charitable Deductions

As a division of the City of Manhattan's Parks and Recreation Department, gifts to the Flint Hills Discovery Center are tax deductible and donation receipts can be provided for tax purposes. We encourage supporters to consult with their tax professionals for more information.

Contact Us


If you are interested in supporting the mission of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, please contact Katharine Hensler, Assistant Director/Development Officer, by email or calling 785-587-2729, ext. 207.