Museum From Home

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VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES, LEARNING & EXPLORATION
Explore the KU Natural History Museum from home through a variety of fun and engaging games, educational activities, virtual events & more, or take a quick tour

Follow the steps on the Cold Chemistry: A Carnival of Chemistry activity from the KU Natural History Museum activity guide to explore endothermic reactions! 

In honor of Pi Day (March 14), use this special outdoor edition of our Explore and Discover guide to find pi outside!

In honor of Kansas Day (January 29), try this outdoor eye-spy scavenger hunt!

 

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SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP AT HOME
Explore our free online Science Summer Camps - available anytime online!

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VIRTUAL MICROBES ON THE MOVE
Explore microbial life with a virtual version of our Microbes on the Move National Science Foundation EPSCoR-funded project.

 

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MAKE A NATURE JOURNAL
Nature or field journals help scientists study in the field. Create a journal and record your own observations!

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DIGITAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT LIFE
Explore this free guide about fossils and the history of life on Earth, or get the free Digital Atlas app on your phone.  

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SPIT LIKE AN ARCHERFISH
Archerfishes knock insects and other prey off of branches by spitting water at them. Use a squirt toy or squeeze bottle to test your skills. 

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BODY TRICKS
Use your body, and few other objects such as a wall, to explore how your vision, senses and muscles work.

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STORY BOOK SCIENCE
A series of live readings and activities based on our favorites science-oriented story books! 

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POP UP SCIENCE
A monthly series for younger audiences with hands-on activities and science facts.

Whale World

WHALE WORLD
Dive into the fascinating world of whales with three fun activities to try at home!! 

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EXPLORE EXHIBITS
Try a biodiversity exhibit scavenger hunt, get moving with our mobile museum activities and more.

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EXPLORE ADAPTATIONS
Investigate adaptations in vertebrate hands by making and using models of Bambiraptor, chameleons, and aye-ayes.

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QUARKED
Play games, watch videos and more with this educational site created by physicists, museum educators, designers and others at KU.

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EXPLORE OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Explore exhibits, try fun and educational activities, or follow an expedition for fossils, snakes, insects and more.

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EXPLORE GEOLOGY
Learn about geology by making your own mineral detection kit, test fizzy fossils or make rock candy crystals which you can eat! 

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FISHEYE VIEW - TREE OF LIFE
Use this online module to explore fish: what makes them fish, important features, their relationships, and evolutionary innovations.

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THE TREE ROOM
Check out the Primer, Field Guide to Evolutionary Trees, and For Teachers sections to learn how we communicate about evolutionary relationships.

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JOIN OUR INATURALIST PROJECTS!
Help us document the natural world by joining our latest citizen science project using the free iNaturalist app! 

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INVESTIGATE A DEEP-SEA MYSTERY
Unravel the mystery of deep-sea fishes by analyzing data to test alternative hypotheses about evolutionary relationships in this high school level activity.