Connect & Discover Hands-On Programs

Get hands-on with science, nature and history every Friday and Saturday through August 10.



Every Friday!


Splash of Science


12:00-12:15 PM
Located at Blue Earth Plaza.
Enjoy a FREE 10 minute science demonstration from the Flint Hills Discovery Center education team while you picnic and splash at the Blue Earth Plaza.

Live Animal Encounters


2:00-3:00 PM
Located at the Meet the Neighbors animal exhibit on the second floor mezzanine.
Meet your Flint Hills Neighbors at this weekly Live Animal Encounter. A staff educator will introduce you to our four animal ambassadors for an up close look. Regular admission rates apply.

Every Saturday!


Connect + Discover Hands-On Programs


11:30-12:30 PM & 1:30-2:30 PM
Touch, feel, hold the Flint Hills! Connect to the amazing stories of our home during these two hands-on experiences. Make rope the old-fashioned way, try on some cowboy gear, explore the history of the American Bison and much more!

Programs change every Saturday and are ongoing, so visit for 5 minutes or stay the whole hour! Regular admission rates apply.
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