Orange logo with museum's tower in back, a lock and question mark, 4 science icons and text: KU Natural History Museum, Natural History Mystery

Enjoy games and puzzles? Come play the Natural History Mystery game at the KU Natural History Museum. Explore museum exhibits while completing puzzles and solving the mystery! All along the way, you'll learn about important ideas in biology and evolution.  

This game is free and is designed for groups of two to five players. It takes about an hour to solve. For families, it is appropriate for youth aged 7 and up, with at least one adult (NOTE: it is not suitable for younger children). 

Want to try? Book a time for your team by contacting Visitor Services at or by calling us at 785-864-4450.

The Natural History Mystery game project was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (#MA-249109-OMS-21). It was created by the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum and the University of California Berkeley Museum of Paleontology. 

Two students facing away from camera, looking an exhibit
smiling woman looking through a magnifying glass, making her eye look huge
Three people looking an exhibit closely with a lion, skeletons and more