Museum at Prairiefire, Nall and 135th Street, Overland Park, Kan., Phone: 913.647.5315
The American Museum of Natural History has now extended from New York to our neighborhood offering exciting exhibits of science, technology, engineering and math beginning May 12, 2014. The Museum at Prairiefire not only has a breathtaking, gorgeous modern façade of vivid red, orange metallic flames for locals to enjoy as they drive-by but also the same exhibitions, unprecedented and interactive educational resources offered by the well-known museum in New York. General admission -- tickets are for sale beginning May 1 -- will provide access to the Great Hall featuring American Museum of Natural History’s world famous dinosaur collection along with ever-changing exhibits highlighting the regions natural history and science -- the first exhibit starting on May 14 is Water:H20=Life, which invites you to explore the beauty and mystery of water. Other exhibits are the Wetland Trails featuring a reclaimed wetlands, prairie interpretive walk and butterfly garden. Finally, the ever popular Discovery Room tickets are purchased separately offering children of all age’s access to crafts, puzzles and interactive learning of the power of space as well as their local natural history, nature and culture.