Museum At Prairiefire
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.
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
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.
The staff were extremely friendly and pleasant. The Prairie Fire Museum is over priced for the activities present. Particularly in the dinosaur exhibit but in the discovery area as well (for younger kids at least). Having just gone to the Doseum in San Antonio, Texas and having had an amazing experience we expected a similar quality experience and were disappointed. That being said, the older kids that were in attendance on a field trip while we were there seemed to really enjoy it. Perhaps if our son were a bit older he would have gotten more out of the experience.
The free exhibit was amazing. Interactive and had great material to read. The discovery room was also a great place for a 5 year old to play with puzzles and see some live animals.
STUNNING Even if you don't go inside the museum & look at all - the exterior is worth parking & hanging out around from just before dusk - as the light hits the panes of stainless - the walls of the building turns hues of gold & reds to peacock blues & greens & all in between The restaurants & shops are extremely overpriced - but that's because of the area - AWESOME place to walk out & about with but DON'T eat or buy from the boutiques
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.