Education and outreachThe KU Natural History Museum offers a wide variety of education and outreach programs including hands-on workshops for schools, summer camps, scout programs, family citizen science, and adult education classes.


summer camps

Solve a mystery at the museum, get muddy while learning about wetland creatures, dissect a squid, dig for fossils, launch a rocket, and more in our one-day Summer Science Camps for ages 8-11. Camp details are posted in early spring.

School visits:  To schedule a self-guided field trip, contact Visitor Services at 785.864.4450 and check out trip tips for information on admission, parking and resources. For information about education programs, visit school programs or call the education department at 785.864.4173.

New! Scout programs: The museum now has programs for Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts. We offer scouts fun, hands-on activities to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of science fields. We currently offer educational programs that meet requirements for a variety of badges and programs. Whether you lead Brownie Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cadette Girl Scouts, or Webelos, we have a program for you. Learn more about these programs here

university programs

The museum offers University instructors access to behind the scenes tours of museum collections, provides introductions to the museum, and develops events specifically for students through its student group, NSCO. Learn more about these programs and set up an academic class tour by filling out our form


Citizen Science

Citizen science is public participation in scientific research. Community members are invited to partner with museum staff and scientists to answer real-world questions. Contact for more information.