Schools The KU Natural History Museum offers several education programs with subjects ranging from fossils and geology to DNA and particles in the subatomic world. Bookings can be scheduled for fall and spring during the school year, and must be made at least three weeks in advance by calling 785.864.4173.  

If your group plans to visit the exhibits, but doesn’t want a program, contact Visitor Services at 785.864.4450 to schedule your visit.

Kids enjoying a KU Natural History Museum workshop

School Workshops and Gallery Activities

School workshops are hands-on experiences that take place in the museum’s education classroom. Gallery activities use select exhibits to explore a particular topic.

Scholarship Resources

A limited number of scholarships are available for school groups participating in the museum's school programs. Typically, full scholarships are awarded to schools if 50 percent or more of their students are eligible for a free or reduced lunch program.

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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.

A Fisheye View of the Tree of Life

Educator Resources

Explore science with your students at the museum and in the classroom.



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Meet your Instructors

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