Upcoming Events

Science on Tap
The Amazon: Exploring the Last Jungle
with Andrew Short
7:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 13

Field Trip Science: DNA Discovery
11 am Sunday, Sept. 18

Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire Museum
The Life of the Planet: Know it or Blow it
Talk by Leonard Krishtalka
6 pm Friday, Sept. 23

Science on Tap
Life in Extreme Environments
with Michi Tobler
7:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 11

Science Saturday: Fossils
1-3 pm Saturday, Oct. 15

Field Trip Science: Mica, Marble, Magnetite
11 am Sunday, Oct. 16

Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire Museum
Beyond the Beach: The Secret Diversity of Tropical Islands
Talk by Rich Glor
6 pm Friday, Oct. 21

Party in the Panorama
7-10 pm Saturday, Oct. 29

Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire Museum
Water’s Draw: Ancient Arabians’ Ties to Hydrological Resources
Talk by Sandra Olsen
6 pm Friday, Nov. 4

Field Trip Science: Cartoon Guide to Energy
11 am Sunday, Nov. 13

Science on Tap
with Glenn Adams
7:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 15

Science Saturday: Exploring Mars
1-3 pm Saturday, Dec. 3

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Field Trip Science
11 a.m. Sundays
Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13

Adults, it's your turn to go on a field trip to the KU Natural History Museum. There's no bus, but there is a mimosa and brunch: welcome to Field Trip Science, starting in fall 2016. You'll have the chance to choose from three field trip experiences, all of which are based on our hands-on school field trip programs offered to more than 3,000 K-12 students each year. Must be 21 to attend; pre-registration and payment required. Learn more about these programs here

Science on Tap
The Amazon: Exploring the Last Jungle
with Entomology Curator Andrew Short  
7:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 12
Free State Brewing

Few places on earth are as remote and unexplored as the interior of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrew Short, curator of entomology in the Biodiversity Institute, will discuss his expeditions by canoe, helicopter, and bush plane to document the flora and fauna of this region and share some of the exciting discoveries that he has made.

Party in the Panorama
A night of science, spirits and skeletons to benefit for the KU Natural History Museum
7-10 pm Saturday, Oct. 29
$50 per ticket or $85 per couple
Kick off your Halloween week at Natural History Museum for a macabre night of science, spirits and skeletons: it’s time for Party in the Panorama! This festival of food, drink, jazz, science games and activities will raise support for the museum’s programs and exhibits. Get tickets and learn more here.

Science Happy Hour at the Museum at Prairiefire
Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4
6 pm
We are bringing KU Biodiversity Institute researchers to the Museum at Prairiefire for this Friday lecture series that includes wine and appetizers. Admission is $5 for KU Natural History and Prairiefire members, and $10 for non-members; no reservation required. All talks are held at the museum, located at 5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS. More information about these talks by Leonard Krishtalka, Richard Glor and Sandra Olsen is here