Upcoming Events

CANCELED - Field Trip Science: Mica, Marble, Magnetite
11 am Sunday, Oct. 16

Science of the Macabre
An event by and for students
7 pm Thursday, Oct. 20

Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire Museum
Beyond the Beach: The Secret Diversity of Tropical Islands
Talk by Rich Glor
6 pm Friday, Oct. 21

Party in the Panorama
7-10 pm Saturday, Oct. 29

Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire Museum
Water’s Draw: Ancient Arabians’ Ties to Hydrological Resources
Talk by Sandra Olsen
6 pm Friday, Nov. 4

Field Trip Science: Cartoon Guide to Energy
11 am Sunday, Nov. 13

Science on Tap
with Glenn Adams
7:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 15

Science Saturday: Exploring Mars
1-3 pm Saturday, Dec. 3

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Field Trip Science
11 a.m. Sunday
Nov. 13

Adults, it's your turn to go on a field trip to the KU Natural History Museum. There's no bus, but there is a mimosa and brunch: welcome to Field Trip Science, starting in fall 2016. You'll have the chance to choose from our new field trip experiences, all of which are based on our hands-on school field trip programs offered to more than 3,000 K-12 students each year. Must be 21 to attend; pre-registration and payment required. Learn more about these programs here

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
1-3 pm Saturday, October 15
KU Natural History Museum

Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day with the KU Natural History Museum and Kansas Geological Survey. Bring your own rocks, minerals and fossils that you have wondered about and ask scientists to help identify them.

Plus, cast fossils, excavate shark teeth and learn how dinosaurs used their claws.

Party in the Panorama
A night of science, spirits and skeletons to benefit the KU Natural History Museum
7-10 pm Saturday, Oct. 29
$50 per ticket or $85 per couple
Kick off your Halloween week at Natural History Museum for a macabre night of science, spirits and skeletons: it’s time for Party in the Panorama! This festival of food, drink, jazz, science games and activities will raise support for the museum’s programs and exhibits. Get tickets and learn more here.

Science of the Macabre
7 pm Thursday, Oct. 20

Come join Natural Science Community Outreach for a spooky night in the Natural History Museum as we celebrate Halloween! From spiders and snakes to human parasites, we will explore the science of the creepy crawly things that go bump in the night. There will be refreshments, games and prizes. Free for KU Students. 


Science Happy Hour at the Museum at Prairiefire
Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4
6 pm
We are bringing KU Biodiversity Institute researchers to the Museum at Prairiefire for this Friday lecture series that includes wine and appetizers. Admission is $5 for KU Natural History and Prairiefire members, and $10 for non-members; no reservation required. All talks are held at the museum, located at 5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS. More information about these talks by Leonard Krishtalka, Richard Glor and Sandra Olsen is here