Family New Year's Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021

6:30 - 9:00 PM, inside the Flint Hills Discovery Center

Prehistoric Party!


Calling all paleontologists! It's our annual family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year. We’ve got games, science experiments, music, food and dancing. Kids can make a colorful dinosaur mask, meet some scaly live animals, dig for their own fossil, and make a dino lantern to light up the night. The evening ends with our iconic balloon drop at Kids Midnight (8:30 PM). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Tickets

  • Youth & Adult FHDC Members I $15
  • Youth & Adult Non-Members I $18
  • Under 2 I FREE
Ticket sales are NOW OPEN to both FHDC members and non-members!

Tickets are available to purchase online, over the phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Deadline for Registration: December 30 at 5:00 PM.

Face Masks Strongly Recommended

Effective October 27, employees and visitors are no longer required to wear face masks inside facilities operated by the City of Manhattan. This includes the Discovery Center. Face masks are still strongly encouraged. If you would like a mask during your visit, please ask our Guest Services staff and they will be happy to provide one to you!
2021 Family NYE (Without Logos)

2021 Event Sponsors


To learn more about sponsoring Family New Year's Eve, please contact Assistant Director Stephen Bridenstine at 785-587-2742 or by email.
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