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