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Museum Hours & Dates

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Room Schedule

The Discovery Room operates on a session schedule and admission to each session is first-come, first-served. Sessions start at 15 minutes past each hour and last 45 minutes. The first session begins at 10:15 a.m. on Monday-Saturday and 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. The last session of the day begins at 4:15 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.. The Discovery Room closes each hour on the hour for a 15-minute cleanup.

Photography Policy

The Museum at Prairiefire welcomes our community to commemorate special events by using the Museum as a backdrop for photographs. After closing, the Museum often hosts private events, so access may be limited during those times. In order to provide you and our private event guests with the best experience possible, please call or email in advance (913.333.3500 or info@museumatpf.org) to inquire about the schedule of events.

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Explore the Great Hall

In the Great Hall, visitors are encouraged to discover everything from who found the very first Tyrannosaurus rex, to how scientists use technology to understand the world around us.

The Big Fish Story

Discover Kansas’s maritime story. Millions of years ago, Kansas and its neighboring states were known as the Western Interior Seaway. It was a shallow, narrow ocean home to sea life and flying reptiles, both native fossils to the state.

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The Exhibition Gallery

Rotating semiannually, American Museum of Natural History traveling exhibitions will be featured in the Exhibition Gallery at the MAP.

February 11 – September 4, 2017

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs explores the colossal creatures that roamed the planet for over 140 million years.

 

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The Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is a hands-on space of exploration for children ages 3-12 to discover the world around us. It operates on a session schedule and admission to each session is first-come, first-served. Sessions start at 15 minutes past each hour and last 45 minutes. The first session begins at 10:15 a.m. on Monday – Saturday, and 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. The last session of the day begins at 4:15 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. The Discovery Room closes each hour on the hour for a 15-minute cleanup.

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The Virtual Theater

Developed by Voyager VR and powered by the HTC Vive, Stonehenge VR is a one of a kind experience that transports you through time and space to the most mysterious of the Seven Wonders of the World. Using state-of-the-art technology that tracks your movements and interactions with the environment, Stonehenge VR is an adventure that is shaped differently every time by the user. Stonehenge VR is currently available as an early access exclusive for museum members.

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Location & Directions

5801 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 333-3500

Parking

Parking for the Museum at Prairiefire is available in a variety of locations.

  • Visitors may park on the east side of the building if spots are available, which include accessibility parking spaces as well as eco-friendly vehicle spaces.
  • Street parking is available along Prairiefire Blvd. in the Entertainment District, which runs parallel between 135th & 137th Street.
  • The Entertainment District Parking Garage has more than 900 spaces and is only one block away. Find the west entrance by turning right off of Nall southbound and right again at the first crossing, or the south entrance by going straight for half a block.
  • Bike racks are also available for cyclists on the east side of the building.

Public Transportation

Visitors can take the Johnson County public transportation service, the JO Monday – Friday via Bus 556. More information is available on their website (www.thejo.com).

Accommodations

When planning your visit, please consider DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park, a generous supporter of the Museum at Prairiefire.

Museum Store

Looking to have that special something to commemorate your experience at the Museum at Prairiefire? Visit the Museum Store for everything from educational toys to children’s books, to hand made jewelry. Love our current exhibition? The Museum Store also features special items and gifts related to the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition, letting you take a bit of your experience home.

 

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School Groups

There are a variety of options for School Groups at the Museum. The Discovery Room, designed for ages 3-12, offers budding scientists a place to investigate the natural world around us. Journey through the Great Hall’s Science Theater, Paleontology Gallery, ALIVE augmented reality experience, and Picturing Science. Our current exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History is The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, which comes with a guided tour by MAP experts. Use our education materials for cross-curricular investigation of these colossal creatures that once roamed the planet for over 140 million years.

To book a Field Trip, Teachers can contact Tim Shaban at 913.333.3551  | tim@museumatpf.org. Learn More