Discovery Day: Ocean Life

Discovery Day: Ocean Life

Saturday, June 25
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
KU Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall

In honor of marine explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, join us in celebrating ocean life with museum scientists and students - plus a few special guests! Come explore museum specimens and engage in fun hands-on activities all about the marine ecosystem. All ages, free. 
Here's what to look forward to:

  • Meet David Bach of Scuba Shack, who will show you scuba diving equipment and share information about Jacques Cousteau's explorations in the Midwest
  • Learn about ocean-dwelling reptiles like sea turtles & sea snakes
  • Meet EEB graduate student Matthew Travert, who studies the evolutionary and developmental biology of medusozoans (jellyfish & relatives)
  • Make a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish with a fun activity led by museum student employees.
  • Make Under the Sea art with our friends from the Spencer Museum of Art, with crayons acting as wax resist, watercolor, and salt!
  • Learn about the evolution of ray-finned fishes with BI/EEB graduate student Chenchen Shen
  • See & touch beautiful conch (sea snail) shells

...and much more. We can't wait to see you! Learn more on the Facebook event page