Every year, the museum welcomes thousands of schoolchildren, youth groups, university groups and groups of adults to the museum programs, classes and tours. We ask that all groups planning a self-guide visit contact museum visitor services at 785-864-4450 three weeks in advance to schedule their visit. See Trip Tips for helpful information about planning your visit. For information about scheduling school education programs, see our Schools page or call 785-864-4173.
The museum does not charge admission, but it does have a recommended contribution. Contributions from museum patrons help fund public programs, including science events and exhibitions. Thank you for your support.
Free admittance for KU students and staff, and museum members.