University of Kansas Natural History Museum

The KU Natural History Museum is home to four floors of public exhibits including the historic Panorama; live reptiles and insects; vertebrate and invertebrate fossils; parasites and microbes; and the flora and fauna of the Great Plains. The museum provides content-rich, hands-on informal science learning for K-12 school groups, and a wide range of public outreach programs and events.

For more information about:

  • K-12 school programs and Summer Camps, call (785) 864-4173;
  • Visitor information, self-guided visits and museum events, call (785) 864-4450.


  • Museum/library/STEM-rich institution or attraction

Audience Served

  • Everyone
  • Families
  • Students: College and above
  • Students: Elementary
  • Students: High School
  • Students: Middle School
  • Students: Pre-K

Opportunities Offered

  • Drop in
  • Field trip
  • Online learning
  • Summer camp

Focus Areas

  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • General Science
  • Natural History