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

Kaitlyn Jordan

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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.

Eric Carlile

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

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.

Ursula Foster

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

Will England

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Niq Howard

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Neat place with cool lighting and glass work. Very nice spaces.