Live Animals

orient knight anole, a type of lizard on a rock, with a reddish head and green body

In addition to the dioramas and scientific research displayed at the KU Natural History Museum, there are exhibits that feature live animals. The sixth floor is home to several commonly found snakes such as a black rat snake and king snake as well as several species of anole lizards. Learn how to identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, and about evolutionary research with lizards.

Nearby is the museum’s Bee Tree exhibit, a live colony of honey bees.

Looking for insects? Don't miss Bugtown on the 3rd floor!

About the Exhibit

  • 6th Floor