Members Only Events


Museum members are crucial supporters of our work here at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. Providing events where Members can interact with us on a deeper level is our way of thanking them for their support! The events below are only open to current KU Natural History Museum members. Want to participate but not yet a member of the museum? Or need to renew a lapsed membership? We would love to have your support and involvement!

Science slide jam flier for Friday February 23rd

Science Slide Jam

Feb. 23, 2024, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn about the extensive research that goes on behind-the-scenes at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. In this fast-paced event, six graduate students will present their fascinating research on vertebrate evolution and paleontology in our Panorama gallery. But there's a catch--each student is limited to ten slides and six minutes to present. After two minutes for Q&A, it's on to the next student! Snacks and beverages provided, plus time to mingle and chat with our student presenters. Appropriate for children twelve and older. 

A big 'thank you' to our food and drink sponsors for this event: City Wine Market and Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering.

Reserve your spot for Science Jam

Night at the Museum flier for March 12 6-9 pm

Night in the Museum

March 12, 2024 6:00-9:00pm

What happens after dark in the Natural History Museum? Come explore the galleries and see for yourself whether the exhibits come to life when the sun goes down. Afterward we will watch a movie in the Panorama gallery--Night at the Museum (optional). Dinner and drinks provided. Exhibit activities appropriate for children five and older. Movie rated PG.

A big 'thank you' to our food and drink sponsors for this event: City Wine Market, Regal Southwind, Johnny's Tavern in North Lawrence

This event is at capacity! Want to join our wait list?

Behind the scenes: Honoring Charles Bunker flyer

Behind-the-Scenes Honoring Charles Bunker

April 13, 2024 6:30-8:30pm

For KUNHM enthusiasts! Explore the contributions made by legendary museum staffer Charles Bunker by going behind-the-scenes in the mammalogy, ornithology, and vertebrate paleontology collections. Learn from Bunker's grandson, Chuck Warner, how the now-famous Bunker Mosasaur was found. Snacks and beverages provided, plus time to mingle and ask questions after the tours. Appropriate for children twelve and older.

A big 'thank you' to our food and drink sponsors for this event: City Wine Market and Maceli's Banquet Hall & Catering.

Reserve your spot to Behind-the-Scenes Honoring Charles Bunker

Want to participate but not yet a member of the museum?

We would love to have your support and involvement!