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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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Cute Natural History Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
57 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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84 helpful votes 84 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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