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May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Discover the genius of Leonardo da Vinci through interactive art, science, and engineering.
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019 @ Various attractions in Manhattan and Ft. Riley
Join Manhattan Parks and Recreation along with Ft. Riley MWR for a summer of fun in the sun! Pick up a passport and participate in one of the summer activities or events listed; the more you participate, the more chances you have to win prizes! There will be a community barbecue to celebrate the end of summer at City Park in September.
July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza Splashpark
Enjoy a FREE 10 minute science demonstration from the Flint Hills Discovery Center education team while you picnic and splash at the Blue Earth Plaza.
July 19, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park
Arts in the Park is our summer concert series that brings live music to you every Friday throughout the summer. For over 40 years, the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has sponsored, organized, and produced free weekly outdoor concerts for the Manhattan community. We offer a variety of musical genres. Shows start at 8 pm at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park unless otherwise noted.
July 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Get a behind the scenes look at the Tuttle Creek Dam with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tour will explain why and how the dam was built. Find out how the dam is operated and the benefits it brings to the local area. On the tour you will visit Tuttle Creek dam, tower, and spillway with Natural Resource Specialist Angelia Lentz as your guide. All participants should be comfortable walking and climbing stairs.
Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library (June 28, July 26) and Sunset Zoo (August 23)
Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo and Manhattan Public Library! On the fourth Friday of every month at 10am, Sunset Zoo will bring to life an animal-themed children's story. Each month is based on a different story, and all storytimes include unique animal artifacts. Some storytimes feature a live animal and others may include a simple craft project. No registration or cost to participate.
July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza Splashpark
July 26, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park
July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Each summer, the Flint Hills Discovery Center invites you to wrangle up the family for a day filled with indoor and outdoor activities embracing the Wild West!
You'll have the chance to brush up on all of your Cowboy skills. Live entertainers and re-enactors will make you feel as if you've giddy-up'd to the past!