Flint Hills Discovery Center

The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas, explores the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills - the last remaining tallgrass prairie in North America. Visit the center today and check out the permanent and temporary exhibitions suited for all ages.

Flint Hills Discovery Center showcases the tallgrass prairie that drew pro-slavery and free-state settlers. Santa Fe and Smoky Hill trails run through the ecoregion and were used by settlers to travel to Kansas and other western states.

This is a must see attraction that will educate and entertain visitors of every age, with multi-media, interactive exhibits, an outdoor terrace, Gift Store and traveling exhibits that change throughout the year.

The discovery center seeks to educate everyone about the unique ecosystem of the tallgrass prairie, inspire visitors to become actively engaged in exploring firsthand the Flint Hills region and all it has to offer and ultimately, to become better stewards of this important ecosystem.

Flint Hills Discovery Center offers a variety of children's programs, adult workshops, lectures open to the public, special events and so much more.

Manhattan is a vibrant, growing hub of shopping, arts, dining and culture.

Contact Information

315 S 3rd Street

Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: 785-587-2726


Location Type



Interpretive Signs

Natural Area

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking


Group Meeting Room

Group Tours




Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible