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Flint Hills Discovery Center

The Flint Hills Discovery Center inspires people to celebrate, explore, and care for the Flint Hills. To accomplish this, we have developed an extensive array of exhibits and programs that are exciting, educational and authentic, so as to engage visitors of all ages from all walks of life.

The workshops at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo are designed to be completed in any order and can be scheduled on separate days or back-to-back for an entire day of fun and excitement. Dates are limited, and a minimum of two weeks advanced notice is requested. For more details about all the programming options at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, visit

Location: 315 S 3rd St, Manhattan, KS 66502

Cost Per Girl: $9 
Cost Per Adult: $7 (Flint Hills Discovery Center members are free)

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Visit their Scouts programming or email to schedule.



Between Earth & Sky


Girls will explore the nature around them and the Flint Hills ecoregion by learning about soils, seeds, plants and more to further their journey towards the Blue Bucket, Firefly and Clover awards! They will dive into the world of soil by learning what is good and bad about soil, and learn how to preserve the Flint Hills, a national treasure.

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 Water


Explore how the properties of water make it an important part of life. Girls will explore the importance of clean water in the Flint Hills and beyond through games and activities, as well as develop a historical appreciation for the importance of water and waterways. The workshop counts toward completion of their Love Water award requirements.

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