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

Carol D'Attoma

Rating:
Monday, June 19, 2017

We had a wonderful time and our grandchildren did as well, unfortunately until we came to the 2 turtles, they are inadequately housed. The box turtle should be in a larger aquarium and I forget the name of the other turtle which is about 12" being house in about a 15 gallon tank, It is cruel for him, he barely has room to turn around. If you are going to house animals they must be housed in an environment to which they are accustomed. Both of these turtles are being housed improperly and especially the large one is really very cruel. I will share my experience with the proper managers and with an agency that can evaluate the turtles environment. We were told that in less than 1 month we were the 3 rd people to share this with staff. And yet the turtles are still being housed improperly. I expected more from this museum for animal care. and will not return unless these corrections are made.

Dave Sunderland

Rating:
Friday, July 14, 2017

Great opportunity to learn more about the biggest dinosaurs. They present the structure bones, muscles, heart and talk about the theories of how they lived. Very educational. It was a little pricey for an exhibit that only takes an hour to walk through and read all the signs.

Kaitlyn Jordan

Rating:
Sunday, April 9, 2017

My 5 year old had ton of fun building dino skeleton puzzles, looking at bugs live and dead, as well as checking out the live reptiles. The exhibit was a wealth of fun information and activities inside for kids. I think the adults enjoyed the main exhibit more than the kids but it's a great place! So fun. It's a bit pricey for a museum though. If we didn't have coupons we probably never would have visited.

Carla Redondo

Rating:
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Excellent, great place for the kids. They have a beautiful exposition of dinosaurs and the museum it self is very awesome!

Savage

Rating:
Monday, July 24, 2017

Cool place, lots to see with many exhibits that are quite interesting. Definitely would recommend going w/ kids!