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

Events and Celebrations

Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sports Saturday: Get Fit, Have Fun!

Explore fitness, health, and wellness at this exciting, sports-themed family fun day! Bill Snyder will be signing copies of his latest book from 1-3 p.m. Learn more about this fun event here.

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Day of the Cowboy

Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center for National Day of the Cowboy, an annual celebration of the national icon and the history and culture of the American West! 

Wrangle up the family for a day filled with activities embracing the Wild West. Learn more here.