Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com) to inquire about the schedule of events.
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.
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.
Rotating semiannually, American Museum of Natural History traveling exhibitions will be featured in the Exhibition Gallery at the MAP.
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.
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.
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.
5801 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 333-3500
Parking for the Museum at Prairiefire is available in a variety of locations.
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).
When planning your visit, please consider DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park, a generous supporter of the Museum at Prairiefire.
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.
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.