Attractions in Lawrence, KS

KU Natural History Museum

Nationally recognized for its public exhibits and collections, research and graduate education, the museum's exhibits focus on the biological diversity of the Great Plains. Fossil exhibits profile extinct mammals, dinosaurs, reptiles and fish. The museum's panorama, one of the world's largest dioramas, features scenes ranging from arctic to tropical habitats. Living exhibits include a working beehive and Kansas snakes and fish. The museum is home to Comanche, a U.S. Seventh Cavalry horse that survived the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, and a 60-foot-long Mosasaur – one of the great "sea monsters" of Kansas. "Bugtown" features live insects and interactive exhibits that explore the world from a bug's point of view. "Explore Evolution," a traveling exhibit, features the work of scientists making leading discoveries about the evolution of life.

Be sure to check their website for monthly Science Saturdays and Science on Tap programs.

No admission; donations accepted.

14th Street & Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
(785) 864-4450
Opening Hours:
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon: closed
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm