Special Event

Stand Up for Science

Stand Up for Science on April 13: Join us for a party that will support the KU Natural History Museum's science education and outreach for children. At this event, we will transform Abe and Jake's Landing in downtown Lawrence into a virtual natural history museum with food and drink, exhibits, entertainment, live music, and science games and activities for adults.
Bid on artworks, fossil casts and natural science tours in our silent auction * Swoon to the 1930s-40s swing music of Gadjos-Chapeaux * Play games such as Anatomy Alex *  Enjoy Free State beer and local foods * Support your favorite museum causes in our live auction for education, exhibits, outreach, and expeditions * Take your biodiversity photo in our insta-photobooth and take a photo home *  Add to our microbes exhibit by plating your microbes  * Cuddle a hissing cockroach * Explore our collections of reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, fossils and more.

Stand Up for Science: stand up for education through nature and science. Tickets are $50 per person. You may also call 785-864-4450 to purchase by phone or you may purchase tickets at the museum lobby during business hours.

*We are sold out of reserved tables for 8 but general admission tickets are still available. 


Summer Camps:
Registration open!

The KU Natural History Museum offers one-day science camps for ages 8 to 11, from 10 am to 3 pm: Forensic Fun on June 4, Adventures in Biology on June 6, and Geology Explorations on June 8.

Our intensive and content-rich camps are designed to be engaging and provide high quality science experiences, and are developed and taught by museum education professionals with backgrounds in science and informal science education. Scholarship assistance is available. Visit camps for details.

Fun things to do at the museum

Explore the museum

We offer more than a dozen scavanger hunts, museum checklists and even limericks to help you explore the museum. Download one before you arrive, or pick one up near the museum lobby. 

School workshops

Book a school program

The KU Natural History Museum offers a range of science education programs for school groups. Explore our available programs taught by museum education professionials and book yours for fall and spring by calling 785.864.4173. Scholarships available.

Get your museum passport

Museum members provide critical support for our exhibits, education and programs. They also have access to free admission to more than 300 museums and science centers worldwide. Join today to start using your own museum passport.