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School Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs, with subjects ranging from fossils and geology to DNA and particles in the subatomic world. We offer two types of programs: Gallery Activities and School Workshops. Detailed information is available by selecting from the grades below, or you can download a school programs brochure. School programs are available during fall and spring terms. Bookings must be made at least three weeks in advance.


For information about school bookings, call 785-864-4173.Gallery Activities use select exhibits to investigate a particular topic.

School Workshops are hands-on programs with activities that take place in the museum's education classroom.

Select a grade from the options below for available programs, descriptions, fees and science/math standards information.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High School


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Scholarship Resources

A limited number of scholarships are available for school groups participating in the museum's school programs. Typically, full scholarships are awarded to schools if 50 percent or more of their students are eligible for a free or reduced lunch program.

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Group Visit FAQ

Every year, the museum welcomes thousands of schoolchildren, university groups and groups of adults to the museums for programs, classes and tours. We ask that all groups contact the museum visitor services in advance. Our FAQ provides helpful information about what to see and do at the museum.

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School Programs: Checklist

Our checklist will help you prepare for your visit to the KU Natural History Museum. Planning ahead is the key to making your school group trip a success.