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Museum of Natural History

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
785-864-4450
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Lawrence
Type: Natural History Museums
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Hays, Kansas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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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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Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a good museum for rainy/snowy day, as it has some interesting things in it. But overall it is a bit gloomy and feel somewhat outdated in today's nice museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I've been to the Natural History Museum lots of times! Kids will enjoy it, and adults. It's worth a visit!

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Lenexa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nice family attraction. Three floors, well organized. Loved the dinosaur skeleton, the bee house with outside access, the taxidermy animals and the various snakes & birds downstairs. Very interesting!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Dated exhibits. Department of Paleontology shares the space. With a large student population to help refurbish exhibits, and knowledgeable professors and staff , there is no excuse for such out of date and out of touch exhibits. The scavenger hunt for kids was useful and entertained the kids. The insect zoo was laughable, few insects, dead insects, etc. In short,... More

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Greeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

:) History of collection interesting. Kids seemed to enjoy themselves. :( Old displays. Adults may get bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Fascinating. There is a lot to see. My kids could spend hours looking at the diorama and talking about all the habitats on display and the animals in them. They also love the tar pit exhibit and all the bones. The bug exhibit is great and sees a lot of traffic so most of the interactive items were broken on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

In this building which is just cool to look at, is many amazing things that little ones can see, get scared of and then get interested in as well as the big ones to get lost in. Be sure to go to the top floors in the summer where you can see bees coming in and going out and doing... More

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