More than 250 million years ago, the area was covered
with shallow inland seas. Today the Flint Hills yield plenty of fossils of
prehistoric sea creatures. These are a few of the first things you learn while
touring the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. The center highlights
the geology, biology and cultural history of the Flint Hills to inspire people
to explore and care for the unique region.
The center has been open since August 2012. It includes exhibits designed to encourage visitors to
explore firsthand places within the 22-county Flint Hills region of Kansas.
There are also numerous traveling exhibits such as the
Amazing Dinosaurs exhibit that can be seen at the center until mid-September.