Adult Education

Curious? The KU Natural History Museum invites inquisitive adults to explore science in our workshops and research talks, and through our museum scavenger hunts and exhibits. Workshops include field trips to area research stations such as the Baker Wetlands and the KU Field Station and Ecological Reserves. Browse through events such as our Science on Tap series, or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about events.

Scavenger hunts, Museum Checklists and other self-guided tours suitable for adults are listed below. Additional scavenger hunts are available, including those for families. Scavenger Hunts explore a variety of exhibits throughout the museum; answer keys are available at Visitor Services. Museum Checklists are more open-ended, and are generally not tied to specific exhibits.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW MUSEUM GUIDES!!

Science Scoops - Your Natural History - Sexy Science


Checklists

* Explore and Discover
* Inspect and Detect
* Sneak a Peek
* Search and Uncover


Science Scoops: Haiku
Science Scoops: Limericks
Science Scoops: Seussisms
Science Scoops: Mystery Objects
Science Scoops: Mystery Objects (color version)

Scavenger Hunts

Museum Challenge

In this challenging scavenger hunt, closely examine exhibits to answer questions about endangered animals, flying vertebrates, and venomous snakes. Guide available at Visitor Services, 4th floor, or download and print your own.

Grade Levels High School, University Students, Adults
Duration Varies; 15 to 45 minutes
Fee $3 per child, $5 per adult (recommended contribution; same as museum admission)

Cabinets of Curiosity

The odd, the strange and the unusual were prized objects for many early collectors. Use this guide to explore some of the “oddities” on display at the museum. Guide available at Visitor Services, 4th floor, or download and print your own.

Grade Levels 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, High School, University Students, Adults
Duration Varies; 15 to 45 minutes
Fee $3 per child, $5 per adult (recommended contribution; same as museum admission)

Your Natural History

The natural history of the human body reflects billions of years of evolutionary history. Come explore some of the characteristics that we share with other organisms as a result of our common ancestry. Download and print your own.

Grade Levels High School, University Students, Adults
Duration Varies; 15 to 45 minutes
Fee $3 per child, $5 per adult (recommended contribution; same as museum admission)

Sexy Science

Explore our exhibits in a new way to investigate the suggestive side of science. Available on request at front desk.

Grade Levels University Students, Adults
Duration Varies; 15 to 45 minutes
Fee $5 per adult (recommended contribution; same as museum admission)