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Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs explores the gargantuan creatures known as sauropods. Though these beasts were known for being so massive and so tall with long reaching necks and tiny heads, there was something much more astounding about them. Having had roamed the Earth for 140 million years, they stood tall as one of the planet’s greatest success stories. But how did they accomplish this feat?

$14 adults | $8 children | military/senior/student discounts available

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The Discovery Room engages children 3-12 years old and their accompanying caregivers in the disciplines of the natural sciences. Visitors can assemble a Prestosuchus, a life-sized cast of a Triassic reptile and dig up fossils in a re-creation of a paleontology field site among many other activities and resources. This will be the place for Kansas City’s curious young scientists. Children must be accompanied by adults and adults must be accompanied by children. The Discovery Room is first-come, first served. Sessions start at 15 minutes past each hour and last 45 minutes. The first session begins 10:15 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. The last session of the day begins at 4:15 p.m. The Discovery Room closes each hour on the hour for a 15-minute cleanup.

$8 adults | $7 children | military/senior/student discounts available

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Now playing in the VR Microtheater: The Click Effect. The first ever virtual reality film to make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, The Click Effect is an immersive experience that transports you to an underwater environment populated by whales and dolphins. Located in a comfortable eight-person theater and powered by Lumiere headsets exclusive to the Museum at Prairiefire, the Click Effect lets you experience firsthand the special bond between humanity and the creatures of the deep.

$5 per guest (guests must be 5+)

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Now playing in the Virtual Theater: Stonehenge VR. Designed by Voyager VR, Stonehenge transports your mind to the historic English landmark that activates your senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Using cutting edge virtual reality technology headsets and controllers developed by HTC, you will have a full range of motion to explore Stonehenge at several stages of its development, witness stunning vistas during the summer and winter solstices, and learn how the monolithic structures were first constructed.

Stonehenge VR sessions take place in 30-minute blocks for 1-2 users, hour-long blocks for 3-4 users, and so on. A single thirty-minute block for two users is $15 or $10 for Museum at Prairiefire members.

Tickets must be purchased over the phone or in-person at the front desk. Spots are limited so please reserve your tickets ahead of time.

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Contact us at 913.333.3500 to reserve your spot.

Are you the type off explorer who wants to see it all? The Museum at Prairiefire Day Pass grants you access to the three primary ticketed areas of the building, including The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibition, Discovery Room and Click Effect experience in the VR Microtheater. Take advantage of the Museum’s membership program to receive free access to each of these areas any day of the week for a full calendar year!

$27 adults | $20 children | military/senior/student discounts available

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If you’re just stopping by to see what items the Museum at Prairiefire offers for free to all visitors, the Great Hall is for you. A cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex discovered by Kansas native Barnum Brown stands watch in the Museum’s stunning Great Hall as visitors bring an extinct creature to life through the ALIVE! experience. Look high above to see pterosaurs, enjoy rotating exhibits in the alcove, and beautiful photography in the Sprint Gallery. When the sun’s out make sure to take a stroll through the Prairiefire Wetlands.

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The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, the Discovery Room, the Click Effect, and more are all free for Museum at Prairiefire members. Join our prehistoric family to experience everything the museum has to offer.

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8/21

Great American Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Join the Museum at Prairiefire for the total eclipse of the sun, a once in a lifetime event!

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8/24

Educator Open House

You're invited to attend a free open house for local educators.

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8/26

Night at the Museum

Help support KC Urban Advantage at the Museum's annual fundraiser gala.

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8/29

Aerospace Engineers

JAM Sessions return with STEAM-experiments on how to send people into outer space.

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