Admission & Parking

KU Natural History Museum

Admission

The KU Natural History Museum does not charge admission, but it does have a recommended contribution. Contributions from museum patrons help fund public programs, including science events and exhibitions. Thank you for your support.

Suggested contributions

Adults $5

Seniors $3

Child (6-18) $3

Free admittance for children under age 6, KU students and staff, and museum members. 

The Panorama

Location

The Natural History Museum is located on the University of Kansas campus in Dyche Hall, a few blocks from downtown Lawrence. Lawrence is located about 20 miles east of Topeka and about 30 miles west of the Kansas City area.

The museum is one block south of the Mississippi Street Parking Garage, and adjacent to the Kansas Union on Jayhawk Blvd.

Parking

The Mississippi Street Parking Garage offers the closest and most convenient parking for most vehicles. The garage costs $1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 per hour thereafter. The garage provides stalls for vehicles with state-issued handicap license plates or placards.

School buses may use the unloading area in front of the museum and then park near Memorial Stadium at 11th and Mississippi streets or at the Lied Center on West Campus. RVs and commercial buses are encouraged to contact the KU Parking & Transit Department at 785.864.7275 for more information about parking.

For information about visiting other areas of the Biodiversity Institute, including research staff, please contact the administrative office at 785.864.4540 during business hours.