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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

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

Registration: Follow this link and complete the form.

Questions? Contact Eleanor Gardner at eleanor.gardner@ku.edu or 785-864-2380.

Check out additional events and opportunities with KU Natural History Museum!


Science Summer Camps at Home

 All Levels

Free Science Summer Camp at Home programs June 8, 10 and 12.

Museum from Home

 All Levels 

This resource is regularly updated with new activities and online experiences

Story Book Science

 Daisy  Brownie  Junior 

This online event takes place every Wednesday at 10am via Facebook Live.



All You Schedule It! opportunities are temporarily prohibited due to COVID-19.
Badge and Journey Programs

 All Levels 

The KU Natural History Museum offers fun, hands-on activities to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of science fields. We currently offer educational programs that meet requirements for a variety of badges and journeys.

Additional Information: A minimum of three Girl Scouts are required to reserve a program, and a maximum of 15 are allowed in one program. A minimum of two adult leaders is required. Girl Scout programs are typically scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays between 12-4pm.  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.

Cost Per Girl: $5
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Badge Connections: Daisy Outdoor Art Maker, Daisy Eco Learner , Brownie Bugs, Brownie Outdoor Art Creator, Brownie Eco Friend, Junior Animal Habitats, Junior Flowers, Junior Geocacher, Junior Outdoor Art Explorer, Cadette Night Owl, Cadette Trees, Cadette Art Apprentice, Senior Voice for Animals, Senior Eco Explorer, Senior Outdoor Art Expert, Ambassador Eco Advocate, Ambassador Outdoor Art Master

Journey Connections: Daisy Between Earth and Sky, Brownie WOW! Wonders of Water, Junior GET MOVING!, Cadette Breathe, Senior Sow What?, Ambassador Justice, Daisy Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Brownie Think Like a Citizen Scientist, Junior Think Like a Citizen Scientist