University Students

The KU Natural History Museum invites university students and faculty to explore the museum though events, scavenger hunts and other museum guides (see Checklists and Science Scoops below), and exhibits. Groups also may reserve the Panorama Gallery for university events.

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Science Scoops - Your Natural History - Sexy Science

Students can join the KU Natural History Museum Student Board and enjoy free complimentary museum membership.

Students in many areas of study use the exhibits in conjunction with their classes. Past uses of the exhibits include:

  • Art students who sketch specimens in the galleries
  • Dance students who use the galleries as a practice venue
  • Geology students who explore minerals, fossils and the history of tar pits
  • Western civilization students who learn about Charles Darwin
  • Biology students who learn about leading discoveries in evolutionary science

Checklists

Use the checklist to explore the museum as you move through the galleries.
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)