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Museum at Prairiefire

Through a unique collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, as well as with other cultural and educational institutions in the nation, the Museum at Prairiefire is a place that provides access for all to understand and celebrate natural history and science in our region and around the world.

Address: 5801 W 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223

The Prairiefire Entertainment District features 6 levels of FREE Covered Parking and elevator for your convenience and protection with entrances on Prairiefire Blvd across from Pinstripes’ entrance and on 136th Terrace. The walking entrance/exit sits on the North side of the garage and brings you right into the heart of the Entertainment District between Cinetopia. Follow past Cinetopia to arrive at the Museum.

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Call us at 913.333.3506 or email education@visitthemap.org to schedule.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Indigenous Practices for a Healthy Prairie

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior
Sat Nov 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (2 sessions)

 

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES:

Museum at PrairieFire has at home educational activities!

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior

Badge Connections: Pollinator Project Patch, Birds Patch, Daisy: Roller Coaster Design Challenge, Brownie: Home Scientist, Daisy: Space Science Explorer, Brownie: Space Science Adventurer, Junior: Space Science Investigator

Journey Connections: Brownie: WOW! Wonders of Water, Junior: GET MOVING!, Brownie: Think Like an Engineer: Junior: Think Like an Engineer, Daisy: Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Brownie: Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Junior: Think Like a Citizen Scientist
 

YOU SCHEDULE IT OPPORTUNITIES:

You Schedule it Opportunities vary in length from 1 to 2 hours.  Please contact us to determine availability of the program.

Cost Per Girl: $10 + sales tax (1 free chaperone ticket for every 10 girls)
Cost Per Adult: $10 + sales tax

 
Discover the Natural World

   All Levels  

Experience dinosaurs, extinct sea monsters, live animals, Kansas wetlands and more through Museum at Prairiefire group visits. Let our scientists be your guide through this authentic, active and hands-on experience millions of years in the making. Group visits are available Monday through Friday and feature 2-hour interactive tours led by Museum at Prairiefire scientists through the Great Hall, Exhibition Hall, and Discovery Room. Museum at Prairiefire group visits can be customized to fit your group’s interests and needs. Just ask us about the fun learning opportunities waiting for you behind our fiery walls. 

Badge/Journey Connections: Brownie: Bugs, Junior: Animal Habitats, Daisy: Between Earth and Sky, Brownie: WOW! Wonder of Water, Junior: GET MOVING!, Daisy: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!, Brownie: A World of Girls

Outcomes:  Develops a strong sense of self.  Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.  
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

 
Wonders of Wetlands

 Daisy    Brownie   Junior

Water purification is one of the most important subjects facing people everywhere. Though there are many ways to artificially purify water there are also natural ways that this can be achieved. Through ecosystems like the Museum at Prairiefire Wetlands MAP scientists can research how water systems can purify themselves and be treated through engineering. Join MAP scientists to explore the hard-working Museum at Prairiefire Wetlands and investigate how water sculpts the land with our hands-on stream table.

Badge/Journey Connections: Daisy Petal: Rosie: Make the World a Better Place, Daisy Badge: Eco Learner, Brownie Badge: Eco Friend, Brownie Journey: WOW! Wonders of Water

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self.  Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.  
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

 
Bio Blitz

 Brownie   Junior   Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

Tour the wetlands while catching insects, then learn to identify and mount them like a pro as you create your own collection to take home.

Badge Connections: Brownies: Bug Badge

Outcomes:  Develops a strong sense of self.  
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.

 
Marble Roller Coasters

 Daisy   Brownie

Working as a member of a team, each girl helps design and build a roller coaster for a marble to travel on (without falling off), that has at least two complete vertical loops with three half-sections of pipe insulation and duct tape. This hands-on experience introduces girls to the idea that energy can be transformed from one form to another and brings into focus energy can be lost.

Badge Connections: Daisy: Roller Coaster Design Challenge

Outcomes:  Develops a strong sense of self. Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.