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.
The Museum at Prairiefire was founded in 2008 and opened in 2014 through a unique partnership with the world-renowned American Museum of Natural History. Until now, the American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869 in New York, has not collaborated to this degree with another museum in the world. Because of this unprecedented association, The Museum at Prairiefire has premier access to the American Museum of Natural History’s timely and scientifically accurate exhibitions, curated by its research scientists.
Each year, the American Museum of Natural History develops new exhibitions that explore wide-ranging topics such as the powerful link between humans and horses; fireflies and medicine; and the biggest, smallest, and most amazing species of all time. Complementing the physical exhibitions, offerings include additional programming, artifacts from national and regional collections, and educational support from the American Museum of Natural History. The Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) is the first venue outside of New York to continually host these exhibitions.
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