Field Trips in the Flint Hills

Begin Your Adventures at the Flint Hills Discovery Center

Build your students' curiosity of the Flint Hills through our unique field trip experiences. Explore the rich heritage and biodiversity of the region through our interactive exhibits; enjoy a viewing in our 4-D immersive theater; and complete grade-appropriate scavenger hunts within our exhibits. Discounted admission offered with advance notice and we love leading fun, hands-on programs that enrich your classroom content.

Continue Your Exploration

Enjoy fun, educational activities for your next Flint Hills field trip. Have an additional location to add? Share your ideas with us.

LocationLesson Topics
Camp Wood YMCA
Over a dozen hands-on, outdoor education lessons. Classic outdoor experiences for kids exploring prairie plants and wildlife, fossils, streams, hiking, canoeing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, archery, fishing, games, and more.
Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation
Great Plains Nature Center
A leader in environmental education in Kansas, focuses on prairie and aquatic education with large aquarium of native fish. Located in 282-acre Chisolm Creek Park, the Center offers special field trips for schools, as well as year-round events.
Nature & Wildlife
Konza Prairie
Various education programs available including nature trails and hikes, wildlife watching, and hands-on science activities.
Nature & Wildlife
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Student tours available to take “modern day covered wagon” (tram) to see bison up close and personal. Also viewing of elk, wildflowers, and birds.
Nature & Wildlife
Milford Nature Center
See living examples of Kansas wildlife! Offers programs where staff lead free, hands-on lessons in natural science. Great for all ages with creative and fun ideas. Fish Hatchery Tour is best in April.
Nature & Wildlife
Pioneer Bluffs
A day on the farm brings young people outdoors to learn about gardening and food sources. Hands-on experiences include hiking, exploring nature trail, ranch history, and learning about bees.
Farm & Ranch Heritage, Nature
Rock Springs 4-H Camp
Experience one of their dozen one-hour, hands-on learning activities for grades K-9. Topics include wildlife, hiking, GPS, Native American and pioneer history, streams, machines, stars, wind, robotics, and rocketry.
Nature & Wildlife, History
Tallgrass Prairie National Perserve
Walk through the prairie and visit historic buildings to learn about natural and cultural resources of the Preserve. Rangers can help with field lessons on grasshoppers, prairie and fire, and stream invertebrates. Be sure to check out the Junior Ranger Learning Activities Booklet; contact Preserve to arrange classroom visits.
Nature & Wildlife, History