Low Sensory Saturday and New Exhibits at the Flint Hills Discovery Center

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Lowering sound levels and pausing the light show are just a few adjustments the Flint Hills Discovery Center is making to provide a low sensory environment.

The Flint Hills Discovery Center has launched special events to give anyone who may be affected by bright lights and sounds time to explore the exhibits with these items turned off.

“So it’s really a small way to make a difference for those people so that they can come and visit the Discovery Center more comfortably.” Stephen Bridenstine, deputy director of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, said.

The newly renovated Prairie Playscape gives children and young at heart the opportunity to learn about Flint Hills through a variety of hands-on activities and exhibits.

“We have a 12-foot-tall climbing structure that kids can climb into. We have these cool air tubes that kids can fly those balls and slings in, and they’re chased after them.” said Bridenstine.

Guests can also immerse themselves in a Major League Baseball experience in the “Big League Fun” exhibit, with hands-on baseball activities throughout the exhibit.

“I hope you are all planning your trip to come and visit us here at the Discovery Center very soon.” said Bridenstine.

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is also part of Kansas State’s Sunflower Summer program, which provides free admission to the Discovery Center for Kansas schoolchildren and two parents or guardians for a single visit.

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