Student and Faculty Programs

The KU Natural History Museum offers University of Kansas instructors access to behind-the-scenes (BTS) tours of museum collections, provides classes with formal introductions to the museum's exhibits, and offers opportunities for KU students to get involved with the museum. Our BTS tours are also available to non-KU college and university classes. 

Academic Tours

ACADEMIC TOURS

We continue our tradition of providing inspiring and informative experiences for KU student classes, including behind-the-scenes (BTS) tours of our research collections throughout the academic year. Tours are led by collection managers, curators, and graduate students and are available in the following research divisions:  Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), Ichthyology (fish), Ornithology (birds), Mammals, Vertebrate Paleontology. BTS tours are also available for non-KU colleges and universities.

To request a tour, please fill out our Academic Tour Request Form.
NOTE: Please submit requests at least two weeks prior to the desired tour date, to allow for scheduling. 

OTHER PROGRAMS

NATURAL SCIENCE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION - NSCO KU STUDENT GROUP

The museum's student group, the Natural Science Community Organization, or NSCO, plans special events for students such as Science of the Macabre and Sexy Science, and provides opportunities for other special events and interactions with Biodiversity Institute scientists. For more information, contact NSCO.

EVENTS

Explore our calendar to learn more about our KU student and community events.