Banner Creek provides hands-on scientific education in harmony with the ecosystem and Native American culture.


Observatory and science center are open every Saturday night: Science Night, 1st and 3rd Sat with K-5 Mini-Classes; Astronomy Club, 2nd and 4th Sat

For membership and program details, or to arrange a daytime tour, please call Mike Ford, Observatory Director, at (785) 364-2641.

Contact Information

22275 N Road
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-2641

Location Type

Natural Area
Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Research Library
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Located in a picturesque setting in Holton, Kansas, Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory is the premier natural and physical sciences education and research facility in the area. Our state-of-the art observatory and equipment offer our patrons a chance to see the stars like never before.

In addition to offering regular observation sessions, we conduct science classes, seminars, and special events in our learning center to share the joy of science with our community. At Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory, we want to ignite the flames of curiosity, stimulate an interest in the STEM fields, and provide a fun and safe environment for scientific discovery. Your journey to scientific discovery awaits.

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