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Museum of Natural History

Address: Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-864-4450
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Lawrence
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

4 floors of natural history, many fossils, many animals, many explanations of the evolution of species, etc. Free (donations accepted), worth an hour of visiting.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been visiting the museum since I've been young and now i take my children and nieces. The museum has something for every age group. Some interactive areas, live animals, and fossil displays. Plan on spending at least 2 hours.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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57 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped at the Natural History Museum on our way to uptown. It was very interesting with many displays, including Commanche. Commanche was the only survivor of the true military engagers of the Battle of Little Big Horn. A very interesting story. While at the museum, you will find four floors with much to look at, read about and do.... More 

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Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I really dont think many people know what a gem of a museum they have right in their own back yard. Would love to know how many students go there. Anyway, it is a fun place to take kids and grandkids on a day out. Exhibits are very interesting.

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Newcastle, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This little museum in the old radio station at Lawrence is worth a look. They also have a blacksmith exhibition with demonstrations on certain times throughout the year. It is run by volunteers who do a fabulous job & are a wealth of information

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Leawood, Kansas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been going to the museum for over 40 years. I have taken my children here ,now grandchildren. Even intresting for toddlers. For people of all ages ! Fantastic dioramas. Snakes and bee exhibits. Alot of local history. A must see if in Lawrence.

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KC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having moved here from Nebraska via Missouri, I was pleased to find this museum to learn more about Kansas and to share it with my children.

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Hays, Kansas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

The diorama is fantastic, especially from the above view. I won't spoil the other exhibits. We felt a little spoiled since the Sternberg in Hays much of the same big fish, but of course here has much much more.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

...and you can do all your Christmas shopping in the gift shop. Winner. Also, entrance fee is a donation, so you can pay what it's worth. If you're broke, go in for free and send a donation later.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Dyche Museum was my favorite place to go as a child. The same is true for my children. Visitors may view the stuffed remains of Comanche, the horse ridden into the Battle of Little Bighorn by Myles Keough. The dioramas are beautiful and interesting, especially the one that can also be viewed looking down from the floor above. The live... More 

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