Museum At Prairiefire

5801 W. 135th Street
913-333-3500

Our Mission

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. The Museum engages visitors and students with world-class exhibitions, important programming, and significant educational and STEM opportunities.

Our History

As the only building in the United States to feature Dichroic Glass developed by NASA, the Museum at Prairiefire's exterior is as unique as what it holds inside. We encourage you to walk around the building and study the limestone, mostly quarried from Kansas, and see what fossil stories you can find. Watch for changing colors in the glass at different times of the day; fiery reds, purples and oranges in the daylight, and a sea of blue hues by night. Architect: Jonathan Kharfen | Verner Johnson


Reviews

Will England

Rating:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Neat space with a couple of free dinosaur exhibits. Fun interactive design your own dinosaur. Paid exhibits change three times a year, so always something different.

Lynnora Stary

Rating:
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

My rating is only of the "free" part of the museum. The outside of the building is beautiful. I am able to bring my 4-year-old for 30 minutes to an hour, and keep her entertained with the free options. The "interactive build-a-dinosaur" experience is especially fun for kids of various ages. There is an impressive T-Rex fossil replica, and a couple other nice fossils on display. I have never been to the "paid" section of the museum, because $14 seems too pricey to spend on myself, and I am not sure how much my 4-year-old would get out of her $8 ticket.

Tammy Billingsley

Rating:
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

I totally enjoyed going here!! It is awesomely different!! Great to knoiw there is a place this cool so close to where I live!!! Great experience!!!

Brian Griffiths

Rating:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great prices and a lot of fun! The technology is amazing.

Jason B.

Rating:
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

It was a cool museum but most museums are free whereas this one is not, so bring cash.