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. Explore the Museum’s virtual activities and experiences at: https://biodiversity.ku.edu/nhm-at-home
For more information about:
· K-12 school programs: visit https://biodiversity.ku.edu/school-programs or call (785) 864-4173
· Summer Camps: (785) 864-4173
Scout Programs: visit https://biodiversity.ku.edu/scouts or call (785) 864-2380
· Visitor information, self-guided visits and museum events: email nhmvs@ku.edu or call (785) 864-4450

Upcoming Events

Jun 19, 2021
Pop Up Science – Fossil Shark Teeth | VIRTUAL
Jun 22, 2021
Biodiversity Camp: ‘Ologies’ Live Zoom Session | VIRTUAL
Jun 23, 2021
Biodiversity Camp: Variation and Adaptation | VIRTUAL
Jun 24, 2021
Biodiversity Camp: Biomass of the Deep Sea Live Zoom Session | VIRTUAL

Type

  • 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