Upcoming Events

"Is this real life?"
A museum crawl and creativity event for students
Thursday, Sept. 11, 5:30-7 pm
KU Natural History Museum and Spencer Museum of Art

Science Saturday: Skulls and Bones

Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-3 pm
KU Natural History Museum

Science on Tap: The Evolution of Galaxies
With astronomer Greg Rudnick
Sept. 23, 7:30 pm
Free State Brewing

Perspective: big and little, near and far
An Art & Science Family Day event 
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1-3 pm
KU Natural History Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art

Earth Science Week
Oct. 11-18 (multiple events)

Science on Tap: The Politics of Causes
With political scientist Don Haider-Markel
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 pm
Free State Brewing

Party in the Panorama
Saturday, October 18, 7-10 pm
KU Natural History Museum

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The Tree Who Walked Through Time

A book signing and tree exploration event
Saturday August 9, 1-3 pm
Dyche Hall

What kind of tree would you like to be? Join us hands-on activities and readings  from The Tree Who Walked Through Time - A Tree Identifications Story, by Maureen Carroll. Meet the author and some of the artists who illustrated this children's book.  Books and artwork will be available for purchase.

First Annual Members Day

Celebrate the completion of new and improved exhibits that tell stories from pre-Columbian archaeology  to excavation of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, to the role of microbes to the color red in nature. Try reassembling our human skeleton and create your own wildflower seed bomb. Plus, bring a blanket and stay for ice cream and a movie: at 8:30, the museum will offer the 1982 classic E.T. on an inflatable screen on the south lawn.

Party in the Panorama

At this special event, the KU Natural History Museum welcomes you to eat, drink and take in some science fun while raising funds for the museum's exhibits and programs for children. Enjoy science demonstrations will pique your curiosity, a natural history-inspired silent auction, and much more.