Upcoming Events


Science Saturday: Race for Space
12-3pm Saturday, April 18

What Do We Know, and How Do We Know It?
A Science on Tap event with Hume Feldman

Free State Brewing Co.


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Follow the trail in a high-tech scavenger hunt, get muddy while learning about wetland creatures, dissect a squid, dig for fossils, launch a rocket, or solve a mystery at the museum in our one day Summer Science Camps for ages 8-11.

Human migrations in the Aleutians
Dixie West, Anthropology, Kansas State University
12:00pm Friday, May 8 | The Commons
The Human Migration Series provides a forum for presentations on the nature and consequences of ancient and contemporary patterns of human mobility. The series is designed to enable researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to engage in critical dialogues about biocultural, socioeconomic, political, historical, and environmental issues that affect migration. Initiated by the Department of Anthropology's concentration in Migration, the series encourages the development of partnerships between KU researchers and others who work with issues of human migration.

The cicadas are coming! No, not just those everyday cicadas we think of in Kansas: the Brood IV is emerging this year after 17 years. Watch for more information soon about events and programs to celebrate the emergence of the 17 year cicadas -- including one special dining opportunity for the adventurous eater on June 4 in South Park. 

The Explorers Club is a madcap, ferociously funny comedy set in London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. Be prepared for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional air ship. The KU Biodiversity Institute is partnering with Theatre Lawrence for this event, and provided several museum specimens for the set.