Preschoolers in the Flint Hills (ages 3-5)

Preschooler aged boys and girls jumping like frogsThe wonder of the Flint Hills comes to life as children ages 3-5 begin discovering the culture, history, and ecology of the region. Each class includes hands-on activities, crafts, story time, and a snack.

Times, Cost & Registration

Sessions are on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enrollment is a maximum of 12 children, minimum of 5.

Drop off and pick up takes place in the classroom of the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Children should come dressed for the weather in the event the program visits a location outside, like the 3rd floor patio or Blue Earth Plaza. 


FHDC members: $10
Non-members: $15

All parents or guardians must complete a release form for their child to participate. Please bring the release form with you or complete a copy upon arrival.

Click on this button to registerYou can also register by phone at 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Spring 2024 Sessions

Date Session Description
February 20       Secret Lab: Chemistry Come and mix up some fun! We will explore different mixtures and find out if oil and water like each other!
March 5 Secret Lab: Scientists Let's learn what it takes to be a scientist! We will use our senses, make observations, and test an experiment!
March 19 Wonders of Water Time to make a splash! It's almost rainy season, so let's explore ways water is in our world!
April 2 Signs of Spring Let's go outside and search for signs of spring! Join us to explore the prairie gardens and celebrate the start of spring!
April 16 Tall, Tall Trees Trees fill up our sky! Join us to measure, make, and plant a tree!
May 7 Art Party Come find out how science and art can work together! We will use different materials to create our masterpieces!

Summer Sessions are 4-week classes

10:30-11:30 a.m.


FHDC Members: $50
Non-members: $60

Registration opens on Monday, March 4 at 8 a.m.

Summer 2024 Sessions

Dates Session Description
June 6-25 Wonderful Water Experiment, play, and feel with water! Learn more about water in the Flint Hills.
July 9-30 Incredible Earth      Time to dig in to what makes the Flint Hills so special. From rocks to mud, find out what makes Earth incredible! 
August 6-27     Animal Party Foxes, racoons, and turtles oh my! The Flint Hills are home to many different animals. Let's meet and celebrate what makes them unique!