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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.