Reserve your school program today

 The KU Natural History Museum offers a range of educational programs for school groups, with subjects ranging from fossils and geology, to DNA and particles in the subatomic world.

Programs available through the Public Education department are developed and taught by museum education professionals with science backgrounds and years of experience teaching in informal learning environments. Book your school program now by calling 785-864-4173. Scholarships are available.

biodiversity study

New research will create a 21st-century tally of biodiversity in Southwest Pacific

A $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help a KU-led team conduct fieldwork, collect museum specimens, record bioacoustics and sequence DNA of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals in the Solomon Islands.


Fun things to do at the museum

What to See and Do

From Mosasaur Munchies to Science Scoops limericks, use our museum checklists and scavenger hunts to explore the museum during your next visit.

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Collection Focus:

The Entomology collections at the KU Biodiversity Institute are estimated to contain over 4.9 million pinned and labeled specimens.

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Going somewhere? Take your museum membership card with you.  Members receive free admission to more than 300 museums worldwide.