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We were in Lawrence for a day and I was excited to visit based on other reviews. I have to say I was disappointed. It was much smaller than I expected and the exhibits were very cluttered. It was four floors of exhibits, which makes...More
The KU Natural History museum is the best museum in the state of Kansas. Ask about behind the scenes tours if you are science enthusiast because the vast majority of the collections are for research purposes and are not typically on exhibit.
The museum has lots of exhibits to look at. One of the floors was closed which was sad. It just seems a lot smaller than when I took the kids when they were little. There is interesting lots of great information to read and learn...More
We loved this museum! Stayed a little longer just to see it. Nice variety of fossils, modern biology exhibits and displays. Especially interesting was the live bee habitat they host on the 6th floor. The "donation" felt pretty coerced, even though it was a "voluntary...More
Beautiful setting in an old stone building, with arched corridors on some levels. Very clean and well maintained surroundings and exhibits. Lots of excellent interactive exhibits which invite you to “please touch”: magnifying glasses with tiny creatures underneath, fossil replicas, question and answer, etc etc....More
This museum is named after Prof. Lewis Lindsay Dyche, who was a noted naturalist and explore, in the late 1800s. His specimen collection is in the museum. In the universities charter they were charged with creating a "cabinet of natural history", and this is it....More
First impressions are so very important and this building is outstanding. The facade is lovely and upon entering you are greeted by a incredible skeleton, very impressive. Even though the taxidermy exhibits are aged, the overall effect is fabulous and extensive. I was impressed by...More
Great activities for kids. Adults will also find the exhibits interesting. Those living in the area can take advantage of their "Science on Tap" presentations at a local brewery. If visiting campus during business hours, drive up 13th St from Mass St , turn right...More
Totally take them there!
While they may not stand and read each exhibit, at least they will see cool animals and bones and real live snakes! Maybe you won't stay as long but the museum is pretty kid-friendly. When I was... More
Totally take them there!
While they may not stand and read each exhibit, at least they will see cool animals and bones and real live snakes! Maybe you won't stay as long but the museum is pretty kid-friendly. When I was there in January, it wasn't very crowded, so don't worry whether it will disturb others.
Depending upon how much time you have, you may also want to take them to the Prairie Park Nature Center -- also has trails and a lake which are good for boys with energy, especially if the weather's nice and they need outdoor time.