FAQ 

Where is the MAP located?

The MAP is located in Prairiefire at 135th street and Nall, in Overland Park, Kansas. You can spend a few hours, or several days enjoying the many dining, shopping and entertainment establishments at Prairiefire, all just a few steps from the museum!

5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone (913) 333-3500

Do I need a ticket to get in?

Entry to the Museum at Prairiefire is FREE and includes exhibits in the Great Hall, Sprint Gallery, Dustin J. Eskie Innovation Zone and 2nd Level.

All Access Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children (3-12) and include the Featured Exhibition, the Discovery Room, 360 Virtual Reality shows and the *Stonehenge Interactive Virtual Reality Experience in the Michael and Sasha Kahn Virtual Reality Theater.

*Reservations are recommended for the Stonehenge Virtual Reality Experience. Please call (913) 333-3500 or email us at info@visitthemap.org to make a reservation.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Where do I park?

FREE Parking is conveniently located on the streets, in a lot and in a parking garage adjacent to the museum.

Is there a restaurant at the MAP?

There is not a restaurant inside the museum but there are 8 dining establishments within just a few steps from the MAP in the Prairiefire Entertainment District. From Burgers and brews, to NY style pizza and American cuisine, to Mexican fare and sushi. You’ll also find the best coffee and dessert spot in town! You’ll also find great shopping and entertainment options, from toys to boutiques to art.

Does it cost anything or require notice to do a professional photo shoot at the MAP?

The Museum at Prairiefire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution and exists for the use, education and enjoyment of everyone.

There is no fee for taking professional photographs at the MAP, however a donation of any amount is greatly appreciated as it supports the mission of the MAP, especially our signature initiative KC Urban Advantage. You can make a donation online HERE. We are grateful for any contribution!

Please use the following hashtags when posting photos of the museum: #museumatprairiefire #visitthemap #kansascity #overlandpark

If you would like more information or have any special requests, please email us at info@visitthemap.org or call our Community Engagement office at (913) 333-3507.

Where can I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets online HERE, or in person at the Museum on the day of your visit.

Where can I purchase tickets for programs and events?

You can purchase tickets for programs online HERE, or in person at the Museum upon entry to the program or event.

Pre-registration is recommended for programs such as Little Explorers Club, Science Happy Hour, JAM Sessions, Cinema + Science and camps.

What do I get with a membership?

Members receive unlimited visits, free programs, Prairiefire discounts and exclusive access.

Museum at Prairiefire memberships are flexible and last for one year beginning at the end of the month of purchase. People attending under your membership can include anyone up to the amount of people included in your membership (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 people): Family members, Friends, Coworkers or out-of-town visitors. Friends & Family, Educator, Student, School and Corporate Memberships are available.

Museum at Prairiefire Members receive DISCOUNTS at participating businesses in Prairiefire all year long, as well as a 10% Discount on MAP venue rentals!

Click HERE to learn more or join our prehistoric family!

Can I host a private event at the MAP?

Yes! The Museum at Prairiefire is the perfect venue for private functions. From weddings and family celebrations to charity galas and corporate gatherings, the MAP provides a stunning backdrop for your one-of-a-kind event.

When you choose the Museum at Prairiefire, you are giving back to the community because your venue rental fee supports underserved children in Kansas City through KC Urban Advantage, and the Mission of the museum, ACCESS FOR ALL. A portion of your fee is tax deductible.

Museum at Prairiefire Members receive at 10% Discount on all venue rentals.

If you would like more information about venue rentals find it HERE.

What else is there to do by the museum?

It’s all here. From movies, to bowling and bocce, to boutique shopping and art, there’s much to do and see at Prairiefire just steps outside the door of the MAP! Find something for every palate in 8 dining establishments - from Burgers and brews, to NY style pizza, American cuisine, to Mexican fare and sushi. And to top it all off you’ll find the best dessert spot in town.

Get the full scoop at visitprairiefire.com

More questions?

Please email us at info@visitthemap.org or call (913) 333-3500 to speak to a Guest Services representative during business hours, or leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

For questions about field trips, education programs or becoming a KC Urban Advantage School or Partner Institution, please reach out to Tim Shaban at education@visitthemap.org or call (913) 333-3551.

For questions about becoming a KC Urban Advantage Supporter, please reach out to Terri Thompson at terri@visitthemap.org or call (913) 333-3503.