Collection Tours

Collection Tours

overhead photo looking down on two people examining a drawer of insect specimens

We offer research Collection Tours for the University of Kansas and other university and college classes, as well as for a limited number of public groups. These behind-the-scenes collection tours are dependent upon staff availability.  Please request your tour at least two weeks in advance of the anticipated visit date. 

For academic or university-level collection tours, please use the Academic Tour Request Form

For public groups, please use our Public Tour Request Form. 

Preparing for your tour:
The KU Collections have limited space in restricted areas, so we do ask the following of all tour participants. The group leader is responsible for making sure all participants are aware of our policies:

-Tour participants must arrive on time, and be ready to stay with the group for the duration of the tour without breaks.
-With the exception of taking photos, cell phone use is not permitted during tours.
-Food and drink are not permitted on tours.
-Firearms are not permitted on tours owing to lab safety.