Museum At Prairiefire

5801 W. 135th Street

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


Bo Brown

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

The place is awesome! Great staff, and very friendly. There is a ton of stuff to do for the kids, and not so big that it will wear you out. They keep the place clean, and very well kept. I would definitely recommend this place for any type of event. They have plenty of event space, and not to far priced.

Pratik Jangale

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Not exactly the place you would go to if you wanted to see a museum. Not big enough and hardly has any detailed displays. Decent to visit once.

Aaron Smith

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

The main exhibit was pretty cool. The discovery zone is labeled 3 years old minimum and that's very appropriate. My 19 month old daughter didn't quite enjoy it like she could if she were older. Still worth it!

Mark Thistlewaite

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

Absolutely beautiful building on the outside with the dichromic glass. The colors change as the day progresses. After you stop admiring the outside of the building, you should go inside you has a really good exhibition on dinosaurs and the geology of the region.

Blake Hampton

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by this museum. Not really big, but really good place to visit especially if you have kids.