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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


Michelle Bruner

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
When we went there was only a few people there, it was perfect. My kids were able to explore everything and since the exhibits are small they really were able to learn. The staff was very helpful, they each knew about different exhibits and taught my children fun facts.

Rahul Roy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
What a cool place! My toddler loved the discovery room...3 hrs of excavating, trying on masks, petting hissing cockroaches, watching insects and drawing constellations. Also getting to name your virtual dinosaur and meet it was pretty cool!


Sunday, May 6, 2018
They had some fun exhibits, we went on a field trip and it was too structured. The kids were "stuck" in some exhibits for too long and they were stir crazy, then rushed through parts they would have like to spend more time. I would suggest, if you don't have time for the video game, not pulling 2 kids to play in front of everyone. The last thing kids want to do on a field trip is sit and watch other kids play video games.

Joshua Williams

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Museum Is Awesome! Very informative. The VR Room that's fully interactive will impress. The sit down VR experience is cool. Also the Hands on room where they have a wide assortment of things living and not is worth it!

Jamie Goudeau

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
First time here with our 3rd graders. They are having so much fun and learning so much! Thank u Mr. Tom!

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