Summer Destination: the KU Natural History Museum

Step out of the summer heat and into the cool halls of the KU Natural History Museum this summer. There are new exhibits to see including the biodiversity exhibit with hundreds of specimens. Fossilogics, the museum store, has dozens of new items including museum T-shirts, mugs and pint glasses, and science gifts and books for all ages. While you're here, explore the museum with one of our 12 scavenger hunts or discovery guides. Parking is available one block north, at the Mississippi Street parking garage, next to the Kansas Union.  

Land bridges linking ancient India and Eurasia were ‘freeways’ for biodiversity exchange

The exchange of animals and plants between these areas laid the foundations for countless modern species.

Fun things to do at the museum

What to See and Do

From Mosasaur Munchies to Science Scoops limericks, use our museum checklists and scavenger hunts to explore the museum during your next visit.

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Collection Focus:

The Entomology collections at the KU Biodiversity Institute are estimated to contain over 4.9 million pinned and labeled specimens.

Get Your Museum Passport

Going somewhere? Take your museum membership card with you.  Members receive free admission to more than 300 museums worldwide.