current exhibition

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Beyond Planet Earth,
a bold examination of humanity’s next steps in our solar system and beyond.

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Beyond Planet Earth is open
September 30th, 2017
through
February 12th, 2018.

Beyond Planet Earth

The Moon. Mars. An icy moon of Jupiter. A near-Earth asteroid. In the not too distant future, missions to these destinations will launch from Earth. Opens September 30th.
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Stonehenge VR

Experience the magic of Stonehenge in a unique, interactive Virtual Reality experience that puts you right in the middle of the history of one of Earth’s most wondrous monuments.
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The Click Effect VR

An immersive Virtual Reality experience that transports you to an underwater environment populated by whales and dolphins, letting you experience firsthand the special bond between humanity and the creatures of the deep.
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The Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is a hands-on environment designed for young learners ages 3-12 and their caregivers to explore six areas of discovery. Much like the world, the Discovery Room is constantly growing and evolving to match modern advances in science.
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upcoming programs + events

11/28

Shooting Stars

Twinkle, twinkle, little star...Shooting stars are one of our favorite things here at the Museum

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12/12

Snowflakes

The weather is chilly and we're all anxiously awaiting a beautiful Kansas City snowfall. That's

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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 Innovation Zone

Join us in celebrating with the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with this special exhibition!
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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: Beyond Planet Earth.
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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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