Pop Up Science!

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Join us on our Facebook page for Pop Up Science! This fun series engages younger audiences (and those young at heart) every month with hands-on activities and science facts.  One Saturday morning each month, the KU Natural History Museum's Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor Gardner, presents a video on a different science theme. We hope you'll join us!

All events are held on our Facebook page unless otherwise noted. 
Sat., Feb. 20 - Investigating Ice! Activity PDF

Sat., March 20 - Bird Beaks!

Sat., April 17 - The Water Cycle!

Sat., May 15 - Symmetry in the Natural World!

NEW! Pick up a free Science Kit in Lawrence on Saturday, Feb. 6 for our February Pop Up Science activity and our Story Book Science STEM Challenges! Each kit has materials for our Feb. 20 Pop Up Science and all of this month's Story Book Science STEM Challenges! Learn more about our Science Kits.

Weather - originally presented November 21

Activity 1 - Make Your Own Barometer
Activity 2 - DIY Liquid-filled Thermometer
Activity 3 - Make a Cup Anemometer


Radioactivity - originally presented October 17
Radioactive Decay activity guide


Reptiles - originally presented September 12
Exploring Ectothermy activity guide


Paper Chromatography - originally presented August 8
Paper Chromatography activity guide


Sound Science - originally presented July 18
Activity 1 - Experimenting with Sound Waves
Activity 2 - Water Glass Xylophone
Activity 3 - Straw Pan Flute


Food Web Fun - originally presented June 13
Activity Guide


Rocks & Minerals - originally presented May 23
Activity Guide


DNA Day - originally presented April 25
Activity Guide