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Overland Park - 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


Blaze B

Sunday, March 11, 2018
A little musuem but is extremely clean and well organized. Love the exhibits they put together. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. It is a great location for a date day or a great place to take kids. I really enjoyed it!

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!

Narik Sanders

Friday, March 30, 2018
Charged for such a limited time and couldn't do some attractions. Cool dinosaur fossils.

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