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Little Explorers Club + Earth’s Layers: Core to Crust

March 6, 2018 @ 10:15 am - March 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Option 1: 3/6/18 @ 10:15am
Option 2: 3/6/18 @ 4:15pm
Option 3: 3/8/18 @ 10:15am

The onion-like layers of the earth extend above our head and far beneath our feet. The atmosphere, commonly thought of as the sky, is a mixture of gases held in place by gravity to form a nurturing bubble around our planet. The earth’s crust accounts for the deepest oceans and the highest mountains but is really just a thin layer surrounding the interior of the earth. The mantle, hidden beneath the earth’s crust, represents 84% of earth’s volume and provides thermal currents that drive plate tectonics. A core of iron and nickel make the core of the earth. The outer part of the core is liquid because the hot temperatures melt metal but the tremendous pressures at the center of the earth raises the melting point so high a solid mass of iron and nickel make the center of the earth.


Little Explorers Club is designed for children age 3-5.

Ticket Costs:
Members – FREE
General Admission – $5.00

Tickets to Little Explorer Club Sessions are for children only. Guardians and Parents may attend with the child without purchasing a ticket.


*Museum at Prairiefire members receive discounts on special events and FREE tickets to regularly scheduled programming, like Little Explorers Club. To receive your discount, log into your new MAP account. If you haven’t logged in before, email us at info@visitthemap.org to set up your account.

—What time should I arrive by?
The session starts promptly at a quarter past the hour. Allow a few minutes to check-in, get your name tag, and browse a great book to get ready for the session.

—Where can I park?
Prairiefire Parking

—What should I expect out of the evening?
These 45-minute sessions guide children through a science topic with Museum scientists. Each exploratory session includes story time, an activity or experiment, artifact or animal encounters, and a craft.

—Do I need to bring anything?


March 6, 2018 @ 10:15 am
March 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am


Museum at Prairiefire
(913) 333-3500


Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66223 United States
(913) 333-3500