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Address: Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-864-4450
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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nice nice very interesting

So much here to look at kids learned a lot very well laid out and excellent variety a good chance to visit the campus of KU also. Contribution suggested so nice cheap afternoon

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Shawnee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So much here to look at kids learned a lot very well laid out and excellent variety a good chance to visit the campus of KU also. Contribution suggested so nice cheap afternoon

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We live in Kansas City and drove here to visit a certain store - thought we would check out the museum with my mom (senior) and daughter (11). There were 4 levels to this I believe - so many fun and interactive parts. We all 3 enjoyed it - there might not be enough for the younger set - but... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take your kids here. They will enjoy the history on display and all of the interactive venues. My daughter and I spent several hours exploring the museum and did not see it all. It is a great "inclement" weather venue.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For a college museum, this has a lot to offer. It makes for a nice field trip for either school or if you're looking for something to do on a weekend with the kids (I would recommend going during the summer when classes are not in session).

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Overland Park, Ks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed a morning at the KU Natural History Museum in Lawrence, KS. The museum, on the KU Campus is four stories of exhibits. Visitors enter on the fourth floor where they can review a panorama of various wildlife found in natural habitats of the world ... rainforest, desert, Arctic, etc. Head down to the third floor (my favorite)... More 

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

TIP: To minimize the cacophony of young students, go LATE DAY ! TIP: Spend time primarily in the areas that are interesting to YOU. TIP: Ride the bus. TIP: The UNION is next door. The IMPROMPTU café for lunch. TIP: KU is a beautiful campus. Allow extra time to just walk around and tour.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I'm a fan of natural history museums and spent a couple of hours enjoying myself in this one. It's located right on campus (which was a plus for me, since I was visiting) and had a sort of eclectic collection of fossils and taxidermies on 3/4 of the floors and a more child-friendly interactive set of exhibits on the last... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's a wonderful low cost activity. I took my grandson and we had a wonderful, fun time. The panorama exhibits are the best! Then huge stuffed brown bear makes for a great photo op.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were looking for a rainy day activity to entertain multiple generations (toddler through grandparent). The Museum of Natural History was a perfect choice. Several of the exhibits had hands on activities and the displays were low enough to the ground that the toddler could see. The artifacts represented were impressive. The museum has a suggested donation of $5 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

For years, I took my 3rd graders to this museum for field trips. The display on the main floor of all kinds of wildlife is worth the trip. Commache, the horse from the Battle of Little Big Horn is a great display. There are various displays of wildlife from Kansas. Snakes, fish and other live animals are very interesting. The... More 

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Address: Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-864-4450
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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