University of Kansas Natural History Museum

The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, part of the KU Biodiversity Institute, is home to four floors of public exhibits including the historic Panorama display created for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Museum features live reptiles and insects, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, parasites and microbes, the flora and fauna of the Great Plains and a 45-foot-long Mosasaur. It also 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: visit or call (785) 864-4173
· Summer Camps: visit or call (785) 864-4173
· Scout Programs: visit or call (785) 864-2380
· Virtual activities and experiences:
· Visitor information, self-guided visits and museum events: email or 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