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All primary exhibitions and experiences at the MAP are included with your All Access Ticket! See below for everything you can look forward to during your visit.
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Modern Dinosaurs? explores how mysterious beasts became familiar icons of past life on our planet as science transformed our understanding of natural history. Encounter full-size dinosaur skeletons, scientific instruments, original letters and works that fueled a scientific revolution. Discover natural selection in the age of the dinosaurs as you consider the evidence indicating birds descended from dinosaurs and as a result, should be considered modern dinosaurs.
Modern Dinosaurs? opens March 9th, 2018.
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, uncover fossils in a re-creation of a paleontology field site, pet a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, see living reptiles, explore the Moon, and 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 can entertain 80 people at a time and is open from 10:15 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday and 12:15 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays.
Discover Video in the most immersive way possible. Our 360° VR Video Experiences use the latest mobile Virtual Reality technologies to transport you into worlds unknown and unseen like ever before, in full 360°. Currently showing: Spacewalker, a trip from Earth to the Stars
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.
Then, contact us at 913.333.3500 to reserve your spot.
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.
Our Primary Exhibition (Coming Soon: Modern Dinosaurs?), the Discovery Room, 360° VR Video Experiences, Stonehenge VR and more are all free for Museum at Prairiefire members. Join our prehistoric family to experience everything the museum has to offer.