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Visitors check one of dozens of interactive displays at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
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Children watch a presentation on how fire helps maintain the Flint Hills.
Viewers watch the Flint Hills Discovery Center's "Immersion Experience" that details the history and seasonal changes in the Flint Hills.
Guests last week learn the role of cowboys in the Flint Hills.
The display that shows all kinds of animal, plant and insect life that thrives below Flint Hills grasslands.
Part of the Flint HIlls Discovery Center experience.
A make-believe burrow so kids can experience how animals like badgers and ground squirrels live.
A view from the second floor at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
A child, left, sits at the end of a tunnel that replicates an animal's burrow.
Part of the art display shows what life may be been like in the Flint Hills centuries ago.
A photography exhibit in the Flint HIlls Discovery Center's art gallery.
Children at a Flint Hills Discovery Center day camp learn to make pottery like Native Americans did in the region.
A display of animals that spend their entire lives beneath the surface of the Flint Hills.
An interactive display that allows visitors to get information from more than 100 Flint Hills residents, concerning issues that are crucial to the area.
Displays show the depths common Flint Hills grasses will send roots in the rocky soil.
Native grass waves in the wind n front of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, in Manhattan.
Most displays have interactive features to make learning fun.
A visitor views a screen that gives a progression of history and the seasons in the Flint Hills. The experience comes with simulated smoke, wind and snow.
The new Flint Hills Discovery Center, in Manhattan.
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