Science Saturday: Climate Change

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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Learn how stronger storms, melting glaciers, and rising temperatures are changing our planet. Join us for hands-on activities that explore possible solutions to 21st Century climate change.

TBT film event: Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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For our Throwback Thursday, we'll be showing Bride of the Gorilla (1951) in the Panorama. Watch as the owner of a plantation in the jungle marries a beautiful woman. Shortly afterward, he is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla.

Mammals with Curator Bob Timm - May

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. Learn about mammal habitats, characteristics and behavior.

Mammals with Curator Bob Timm - February

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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Mammals Curator Bob Timm will share information about one mammal species each month at a special drop-in event for children and families. Learn about mammal habitats, characteristics and behavior. For February, we're focusing on everyone's favorite trashcan thief, the raccoon. 

Collection Conversations: Fishes with Dr. Leo Smith

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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 Join us to see specimens from the collection of more than 660,000 fishes in the KU Ichthyology collection, from the freshwaters of the Midwest to tropical oceans. Dr. Leo Smith will show examples of deep sea fishes and discuss some of the interesting traits they have developed, including bioluminescence. Collection Conversations are short, informal drop-in events with research scientists about the collections that form the basis of research at the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum. 

Jurassic Park

Subtitle: 
A Myths and Mayhem Film
Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: 
free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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 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.

Members Only Event: Exhibit Opening for "Macro/Micro"

Event Type: 
Exhibit Opening
Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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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.

Wild Gardens

Event Type: 
General
Date: 
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Call 785.864.4450 or contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu

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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.

Summer camp: Aquatic Biology

Event Type: 
Summer Camp
Date: 
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: 
$80 per child per camp.
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu or call 785.864.4173

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 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!  

Summer camp: Space Odyssey

Event Type: 
Summer Camp
Date: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: 
$80 per child per camp.
Location: 
Dyche Hall/Natural History Museum
Contact: 

Questions? Contact us at naturalhistory@ku.edu or call 785.864.4173

 

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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. 

Dyche Hall

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