The KU Natural History Museum is located on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence and is home to four floors of public exhibits including the historic Panorama of North American Animals, live snakes and insects, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, parasites and microbes, and the flora and fauna of the Great Plains. The museum provides content-rich, hands-on informal science learning for school groups in grades K-12 as well as many educational events and programs for KU students, the KU community, and the public. As part of the KU Biodiversity Institute, one of KU’s designated research institutes, the museum protects more than 10 million biological specimens and 1.2 million archaeological artifacts and regularly collaborates with researchers from 13 active research divisions. We inspire curiosity about the natural world through science education and outreach programs for all ages.
Although food cannot be consumed inside the museum, the outdoor Kansas Union Plaza right next door provides ample space for enjoying lunch. Lunch may also be purchased from a variety of dining options inside the Kansas Union.
Bathrooms are located on the fifth and third floors.
Please call Visitor Services at 785-864-4450 to schedule or to cancel a visit.
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