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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

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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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We have been here several times with our kids when they were young and as teenagers. The admission is by donation. I would highly recommend this museum for everyone to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandi P
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Osage City, Kansas
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Osage City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times with our kids when they were young and as teenagers. The admission is by donation. I would highly recommend this museum for everyone to see. There is a lot to see!

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As its name implies, biodiversity is at the heart of this museum. There's a definite focus on the Western Hemisphere. There are also a lot of artifacts and a nice exhibit on evolution, looking at it through multiple case studies. Definitely worth a stop-in!

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well appointed exhibit. Some explanations not scientifically defendable, but seemed to be based on popular opinion instead. Free but expected to donate. We were not greeted in a friendly manner by the gentleman at the front entry desk.

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister, brother-in-law and I visited this museum on July 6, 2016. The dioramas are great! The animals are beautifully arranged in organic groupings. There is a bee tree where bees can fly into and out of the building and you can watch them making honey. There are a great many dino bones and even some live snakes. All in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this museum! Beautiful exhibits and fun/educational things to see! Highly recommend for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This quickly engaged my teenagers attention. I think the dinosaur at the beginning set it up right. We loved looking at the animals and the fossils. The bees were a huge hit.

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Natal, RN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's a nice museum where you will find rocks, fossils, example of animals, etc. Also, there is a store that you can visit as well.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great for kids to go to and adults, it is a great excuse to go up on KU campus...great hot day excursion in the summertime....

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Admittance is free, but we made a donation because it's the right thing to do. The architecture of this building is very nice compared to most of the other buildings we saw on campus. The Art Museum directly across the street was our primary target, but it was closed for remodeling and won't open again until the fall of 2016.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Well worth the visit when in the area! Admission is contribution only but please do! Great ready for a great couple hours of family learning and exploring. Hard to believe it is located on a college campus. Good for kids.

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