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The Gardens

Kansas State University Gardens

Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
2021 Throckmorton Ctr
1712 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6949 fax

1500 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Campus Partners

Insect Zoo

The Insect Zoo is located in The Gardens in the old Dairy Barn.

The Zoo offers an interactive experience for visitors, where they can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of live creepy crawlies, including giant cockroaches, beetles, giant walking and prickly sticks, praying mantises, and centipedes, scorpions, and tarantulas.

Come visit, explore and play! 


Kansas State University McCain Auditorium is the campus cultural center for the live performing arts. McCain has a rich history of bringing world-class engaging experiences to northeastern Kansas. It seats 1,751 and serves students, faculty, and staff, along with the general public. Performances are accessible to anyone to enjoy and McCain hosts many family-friendly events. 

Beach Museum

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art offers an in-depth look at Kansas art and brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. The museum's collection continues to focus on the art of Kansas and the region.

The regional art in the collections -- as well as art generally -- provides a rich terrain for discussion across disciplines. Consider encounters with art as opportunities for exploring human experience. 

Call Hall 

Call Hall Dairy Bar is located at the intersection of Mid Campus Dr. and Claflin Ave. Dairy products, including ice cream, and a wide range of meats are available for sale. They are produced by the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

Master Gardeners

Riley County Research and Extension - Master Gardeners Program offers horticultural training in the fall to individuals who then volunteer time to educate and advise the public on gardening and horticulture, and participate in gardening related projects and community events as Master Gardeners in their communities.