Stake Your Claim!

Learn about early settlement on the prairies. The Homestead Act of 1862 gave 160 acres of land to applicants at little or no cost, and the rush was on!

Experience life on the prairies!

Experience life on the prairies!

Come visit Discovery Land, the museum’s hands-on learning center and experience life as a pioneer.

Children ages 3-12 can learn about what it was like to grow up on the prairie by exploring the museum’s galleries and photos, through crafts, videos and other interactive activities.

Scavenger hunts exploring the art and historical exhibits of the museum’s galleries bring the experience to life and are available for all ages.

Additionally, every child who visits Discovery Land also receives a free Fun Booklet of puzzles, coloring and other activities.