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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Natural History

Great activities for kids. Adults will also find the exhibits interesting. Those living in the area... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Kansas City
via mobile
For the right audience this is extremely good

My wife and I have been to other natural history museums. The ones in Washington, D.C. and New York... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Hallsville, Missouri
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Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great activities for kids. Adults will also find the exhibits interesting. Those living in the area can take advantage of their "Science on Tap" presentations at a local brewery. If visiting campus during business hours, drive up 13th St from Mass St , turn right...More

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I have been to other natural history museums. The ones in Washington, D.C. and New York City have massive collections but are a long way away. If it's not convenient to travel that far then you should consider this one. The diorama...More

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I love going to natural history museums at universities and this is a fine example. There is a suggested donation of $7 and several floors to examine. There is a real mix of items and some newer exhibits intermingled with those that are more traditional....More

Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A group of 14 arranged a behind the scenes tour of the collections and research involved in this interesting field. We had the head of the department give us first hand experience of researching, finding, and handling fossils from the dig to the lab. We...More

Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Biodiversity Institute which is located with the Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas is a great place to learn about our earth and many of the creatures and plants that inhabit it or did inhabit it in the past.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Lots of interesting exhibits. Perfect place to spend the morning or afternoon with kids. Lot's of natural history about the state of Kansas. Snake exhibit (live) always captures our grandkids attention. Then there's General Custers stuffed horse. Lone survivor they say. And lots of information...More

Thank kswildcats2016
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Well-appointed, the diorama was our favorite. We subscribe to a young earth theory and Creationism, so the millions of years thing and evolution were parts we simply skipped over. However, the displays were well done, well explained, and overall we had a good time.

Thank d s
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Natural History Museum on the University of Kansas campus is a must for anyone in the Lawrence area, whether they are out-of-town visitors or residents that have never been there. Between the honey bee hive (whose interior on the second floor is clearly view-able)...More

1  Thank ltdehnert
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I went to this museum as a child and some of the best natural history exhibits have not changed, and that is GREAT.! By the same token they have added and modernized others to keep up with the times and research. Comanche is still one...More

Thank b4osage
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is the best attraction on the KU campus! Many, many things to see, something for everyone, great for all ages, fascinating. This museum is an immersive experience. I believe you can take photographs! The panoramas are really neat. Rain or shine, go alone or...More

Thank Professor-Beratung
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Lupe D
17 September 2017|
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Response from Fluff1621 | Reviewed this property |
it's donation only, no set entry fee
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Response from DCL23 | Reviewed this property |
Totally take them there! While they may not stand and read each exhibit, at least they will see cool animals and bones and real live snakes! Maybe you won't stay as long but the museum is pretty kid-friendly. When I was... More