Special Event


Sunday, May 6
12 - 4 pm
Baker Wetlands

The KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, in partnership with Baker Wetlands and Monarch Watch, will host a BugBlitz citizen science event that will bring together KU scientists, professional photographers, families, and other community members to find and identify as many insect species as possible in one day.

Data will be added to the iNaturalist database, and an insect species list will be generated for the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.

The event will also include a youth photography competition. Children and families can learn about nature photography, shooting images of insects and what to look for when shooting a photo. Images can be entered in our nature photography contest in June. 


Summer Camps:
Registration open!

The KU Natural History Museum offers one-day science camps for ages 8 to 11, from 10 am to 3 pm: Forensic Fun on June 4, Adventures in Biology on June 6, and Geology Explorations on June 8.

Our intensive and content-rich camps are designed to be engaging and provide high quality science experiences, and are developed and taught by museum education professionals with backgrounds in science and informal science education. Scholarship assistance is available. Visit camps for details.

Fun things to do at the museum

Explore the museum

We offer more than a dozen scavanger hunts, museum checklists and even limericks to help you explore the museum. Download one before you arrive, or pick one up near the museum lobby. 

School workshops

Book a school program

The KU Natural History Museum offers a range of science education programs for school groups. Explore our available programs taught by museum education professionials and book yours for fall and spring by calling 785.864.4173. Scholarships available.

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