10-Year Anniversary

All throughout 2022, celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC). The FHDC is the result of a community dream born from the hard work and dedication of hundreds of individuals including volunteers, elected officials, consultants, contractors, and citizens. Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, Kansas, the Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the geology, ecology and cultural history of the Flint Hills.

A ground breaking ceremony was held in July 2010 and construction took a little over one-and-a-half years to complete. The facility opened to the public on April 14, 2012, with almost 3,000 visitors on the first day of operation. Over the last decade, we have hosted traveling exhibits, community festivals, academic lectures, children's programs, private events, and so much more!

Learn more about the history of the FHDC on our history page.

Flint Hills Discovery Center 10 year anniversary Thursday April 14th

Greg Pryor Baseball Talk

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 3:30-5 p.m.

Greg Pryor, former MLB infielder, and member of the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals will give the talk, “From the Hot Stove League to the World Series”. Pryor will highlight some of his personal MLB experiences including the infamous Disco Demolition Night, the Pine Tar Game, and winning the 1985 World Series. He will speak from 3:30-4:30 p.m. followed by a public question-and-answer session. Pryor will also be selling signed copies of his book, The Day The Yankees Made Me Shave. Autographed photos available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This author talk is free and open to the public, located in our second-floor classroom. Limited seating is available. Paid admission is required to access the Big League Fun exhibit.

Westerns Base Ball Club of Topeka

Saturday, August 13, 1-3:30 p.m.

The group will be dressed in their old-time uniforms and available for pictures, showing examples of vintage equipment, talking about what they do as reenactors, and where people can see a game.

The Westerns Base Ball Club of Topeka (KS) was formed to educate and entertain as they re-create the game of baseball as it was played in its early years. The original Westerns team was formed in 1869 and played through 1882 The modern team uses the rules of baseball from that time.