Sure, you've seen Jurassic Park. But have you watched in a museum -- with a paleontologist? Join David Burnham and the KU Natural History Museum Student Advisory Board for Jurassic Park, and get a dose of science with the fun.
Exclusive Event: Museum members and their guests are invited to preview of "Macro/Micro: Collections Up Close." The collection of images by photographer Brian Goodman includes 40 images of specimens from the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum collections. The large-scale photographs depict the textures, colors, and variation in a tiny sample of the more than 9 million specimens of insects, fossils, birds, mammals, fish and snakes in the collections. The exhibit officially opens during the Campus Art Walk (Oct. 3) and will remain on view through the winter.
This free drop-in event led by KU botanists will feature activities about plant anatomy, the diversity of plants – including fluorescent lichens – and even offer the chance to make wildflower “seed bombs” that can be planted after the event.
Make a splash in this popular program that explores our local waters. Discover how the animals we will find tell us water is clean, and learn to use professional water quality meters. Be prepared to get muddy and wet!
Blast off for space adventure. Discover the principles behind stars, meteors and more. Build and test your own rocket. Don’t worry – it is rocket science.
Break out the popcorn for Hitchcock's classic horror film, the first in our series of films and curator commentary. This event is coordinated by the museum's student advisory board. The public is welcome.
Kick off the 2012 KU Campus Art Walk at the Natural History Museum: explore campus art, architecture and KU lore with Ted Johnson, professor emeritus of French, in front of the museum.
We’ll provide the skulls, and you provide the creativity. Sketch your favorite skulls from our new mammals exhibit opening in October or get a close look at skulls displayed specifically for this drop-in event.
Join us for a little body science featuring “Anatomy Alex,” a life-sized game modeled on the classic game “Operation,” and much more. This event is a part of the museum's Science Saturdays series, a program of monthly family drop-in events at the museum.
Explore the insect world, construct your own bug, see creepy crawly insects and even eat one if you're daring! This event is a part of the museum's Science Saturdays series, a program of monthly family drop-in events at the museum.