Night at the Museum

Mark your calendar for this year’s Night at the Museum on August 26, 2017! Join event chairs Noreen and Darren Dupriest for the Museum at Prairiefire’s largest annual fundraiser.
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Sponsorship Levels

Your attendance helps bring more than 3,000 low-income students to the Museum for a day of science exploration through our KC Urban Advantage initiative.
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Experience uniqueness of a total eclipse of the sun in a very special patrons’ experience starting at the $2,500 sponsor level and above.
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current exhibition

Current exhibition:
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs,
a larger than life exploration of the science behind history’s most titanic creatures.

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The World's Largest
Dinosaurs is open
February 11th
September 4th

upcoming programs + events


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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Educator Open House

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

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Night at the Museum

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

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Aerospace Engineers

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

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The Great Hall

Make your own dinosaurs at the ALIVE! Screen, meet Barnum Brown's Tyrannosaurus rex, experience ancient fossils in the Paleontology Gallery, and more in this area free for all guests!
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The Discovery Room

Science is at your fingertips in this wholly interactive room designed for children 3-12 years old and their caregivers. Interact with real artifacts from the fields of paleontology, anthropology, invertebrate zoology, field biology, geology, and astronomy in 45-minute sessions.
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Exhibition Hall

Featuring traveling exhibits from the American Museum of Natural History, the exhibition hall highlights the world's greatest museum experiences on a rotating schedule throughout the year. Our current exhibition: The World's Largest Dinosaurs.
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Virtual Reality

You have two worlds to explore in the Museum's virtual reality theaters. Now playing the VR Microtheater is The Click Effect, an immersive experience that lets you swim with whales and dolphins. Now playing in the Virtual Theater is Stonehenge VR, an interactive tour that lets you shape the construction of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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about the museum

Museum at Prairiefire

Our Mission

Through a unique collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, as well as with other cultural and educational institutions in the nation, the Museum at Prairiefire is a place that provides access for all to understand and celebrate natural history and science in our region and around the world. The Museum engages visitors and students with world-class exhibitions, important programming, and significant educational and STEM opportunities.

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