KU Natural History Museum
The University of Kansas (KU) Natural History Museum protects more than 10 million specimens and artifacts and, as part of the KU Biodiversity Institute, explores the biodiversity that surrounds us—both in Kansas and around the world. We inspire curiosity about the natural world through science education and outreach programs for all ages.
Address: 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045. The museum is located in the heart of the
beautiful KU campus. On weekends, free parking is available directly
across from the museum; however, if those lots are full, visitors may
park in the Mississippi St. Parking Garage one block north of the
museum for $1.75 per hour. Due to reduced capacity at this time,
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Walk-up visitors without an
appointment will be scheduled for the next open appointment, or may be
asked to visit another day if reservations are full. Our hours
are Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Groups of up to 14 may
visit for up to 90 minutes. Visitors will be asked to follow KU’s
COVID-19 health and safety protocols. At this time, all programs
and events will still be held online. However, the badge workshop
programs are available at an outdoor venue. The You Schedule Its below
may be offered virtually, on a limited basis.
How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Follow this link and complete the form as well as contacting Eleanor Gardner at email@example.com or 785-864-2380.
Check out additional events and
opportunities with KU Natural History Museum!
The You Schedule It below noted with an asterisk (*) can be offered virtually.
This resource is regularly updated with new activities/online experiences.
One Saturday a month, you will get a video and activities live on their Facebook page with different themes like reptiles, weather, radioactivity, chromotography, DNA, sound science, and more!
Badge Connections: Junior Badge: Detective, Brownie Badge: Senses, Brownie Badge: Shapes in Nature
Brownie Junior Cadette
Check out our very own Girl Scout videos and activities to help you work on your badges!
Badge Connections: Brownie Badge: Bugs, Junior Badge: Animal Habitats, Cadette Badge: Night Owl