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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

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Dyche Hall University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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VWE1 wrote a review Dec 2019
Lawrence, Kansas28 contributions13 helpful votes
I live in Lawrence and had been to this museum many times as a kid. We took our grandkids, and while it hadn’t changed a lot since my last visit, they absolutely loved it. The displays allowed them to look at animals up close and there were displays they could touch and feel. It is worth the trip and I enjoyed old memories.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gena R wrote a review Jul 2019
38 contributions12 helpful votes
This has a diverse selection of natural history in Kansas. Each floor has quite a bit of information packed in and would be educational and exciting for all ages. I really enjoyed the panoramic floor. It is a little hard to find, but worth the trouble.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sara S wrote a review Dec 2018
Columbus, Kansas42 contributions11 helpful votes
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 it seem bigger, but it was really just like one large room on each floor. Many of the exhibits were very crowded and not labeled well so my son kept asking "what's that?" and I couldn't find an answer. There were a few exhibits that were the exception that were laid out nicely with good information, but with all the artifacts they have in the collection, I think they could do a much better job at displaying them. The staff did not seem interested at all, which was disappointing because you would think at a college the staff would be more engaged. If you have an hour or so to kill, it's fine but I wouldn't make a special trip for it.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Travelseeker1125 wrote a review Dec 2018
Minneapolis75 contributions37 helpful votes
The museum is in need of updates to the majority of the exhibits. For a small museum there was a fair amount of variety in the exhibits. I would not go out of my way to see this museum.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard G wrote a review Dec 2018
Lawrence, Kansas51 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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