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School Programs

Bookings for the 2022-2023 school year are open for registration!  The KU Natural History Museum offers a variety of science education programs.  Click on the grade buttons below, or download our brochure, for program details.  School programs are available Tuesday through Friday during fall and spring. Note that bookings must be made at least three weeks in advance.  Call 785.864.4173 to book.

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Select a grade for available programs, descriptions, fees and NGSS/Common Core standards information. 

K & Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3


Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High School

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A limited number of scholarships are available for school education programs. Typically, full scholarships are awarded to schools if 50 percent or more of students are eligible for a free/reduced lunch program.

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Meet your Instructors

Programs offered through the education department are developed and taught by museum education professionals with science backgrounds and many years experience teaching in informal learning environments.

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School Visit FAQ

Our School Programs FAQ provides information about school programs policies and procedures, and more.

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“Better than Disney World!”

We’re proud of the programs we offer at the KU Natural History Museum. But don’t take our word for it! Check out reviews of our programs by teachers.