KU STUDENTS - WELCOME TO THE KU NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM!

Get involved with the KU Natural History Museum! The museum is free for KU students and is a great place to take a break, find inspiration, explore the natural history of the planet, attend an event or volunteer! 

 

FREE ADMISSION

Students enjoy free admission to the museum. Stop by and explore four floors of exhibits, from fascinating fossils to live animals, dioramas, photography and more. Spend a few minutes on your break or spend the day and explore it  all! The museum's centerpiece exhibit is the Panorama, an iconic exhibit that was part of the 1893 World’s Fair, and which led to the contruction of Dyche Hall, where the museum is housed.  We feature many modern exhibits too which showcase the research of our scientists who work in labs at museum and all across campus. Come find your favorite exhibit!

STUDENT GROUP - NATURAL SCIENCE  COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION 

Get involved with the museum by exploring your creativity - join our student group, the Natural Science Community Organization (NSCO).  NSCO KU’s mission is to ignite a passion for natural sciences through education and outreach for students of the University of Kansas and the surrounding community.  NSCO hosts two signature events for students each year: Macabre at the Museum (around Halloween), and Sexy Science (around Valentine’s Day), plus additional events like science-oriented movie nights.  NSCO student members also volunteer to help facilitate hands-on science activities during a variety of public programs at the museum. Student members get special behind-the-scenes tours and access to unique research-related volunteer opportunities at the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum! 
PHOTO: KU students in the NSCO student group sharing information at an evening event at the museum.

For more information about joining NSCO, contact the museum's Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor Gardner, at eleanor.gardner@ku.edu.
Visit NSCO on Facebook or RockChalk Central to learn more.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
Museum

Get involved with the museum by volunteering with Visitor Services! There are many ways to volunteer with the museum, from helping at the front desk and in our gift shop, to working behind the scenes, volunteering at events and more. Email Visitor Services at nhmvs@ku.edu.

Research 

Interested in research? There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities to work with researchers in one of our many research divisions! For more information, email us at biodiversity@ku.edu.