Science Kit Distribution

Science Kit Distribution

Sat., Apr. 10
Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS

We will be distributing a limited number of free Science Kits for our April youth programs! Each kit will contain all the materials you need for all of our youth activities, plus copies of our activity PDFs, which will also be available online. There will also be a link to a survey, which is optional. The kits are not required to enjoy our online youth programs, but will provide all materials a child might need for doing our activities at home. Information on how you can pick up a kit for your household, is below. More info can be found at

Each kit will provide materials for:
Story Book Science STEM Challenge: Cleaning Up an Oil Spill – Video premieres on Facebook on Wed., April 7 at 10am
Pop Up Science - The Water Cycle! – Video premieres on Facebook on Sat., April 17 at 10am
Story Book Science STEM Challenge: Protecting Sea Turtle Nests – Video premieres on Facebook on Wed., April 21 at 10am
Our staff will be following COVID-19 recommended protocols, including wearing masks. We ask that participants picking up kits also follow protocols, including wearing masks when picking up kits. Households can get up to 2 kits total. We have drive-up and walk-up options available:

Drive-up option:
Museum staff will direct you to pull your car up to a designated spot on Jayhawk Boulevard in front of the north entrance of the museum (closest to the KU Memorial Union). Then, they’ll give you a kit containing all materials needed for the designated programs. Our program videos remain online too, so if you can't follow along on the day of the event, you can still do science with us when it's convenient for your young scientist!

Walk-up option:
You can walk up to the museum to pick up a kit, too! Museum staff will direct you to the pick up location while maintaining a 6-foot distance between you and others.
A few kits have been set aside for individuals that are unable to collect kits at the museum. To request one of these kits be mailed to you, contact Colleen MacGilvray ( by 5pm on Wednesday, April 7.