KU Students 

There are several ways for KU students to get involved in the KU Natural History Museum.

Students Volunteering

Free Admission

Students enjoy free admission to the museum. There are four floors of exhibits to explore, from fossils to live animals, to photography and dioramas. The museum is home to an exhibit that was part of the 1893 World’s Fair, the Panorama, as well many modern exhibits about the research of our scientists.


The museum is open late on Thursdays until 8 pm. Stop in on your way to an evening class, or to take a break. Offerings include:

  • Occasional B-horror films from the 1950s and 60s such as Wasp Woman and Them
  • Collection Conversations, which feature objects from the collection presented by one of our research scientists
  • Drop in and Draw, our open sketch night at the museum
  • High School Science Class filmstrips, our homage to the 16mm filmstrips of the 70s, 80s and 90s


Volunteer opportunities

Get involved in the museum by exploring your creativity.  Help us reach more people by creating podcasts, videos and and other social content about the museum. Volunteer to work at one of the museum’s public science events, such as Science Saturdays.

For more information about volunteering, contact Kitty Steffens.