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School Programs

We are fully booked for the 2017-2018 school year.  To schedule a self-guided museum visit, call 785-864-4450.
We offer a variety of science programs, with subjects ranging from fossils and geology to DNA and particles in the subatomic world. Find program details by clicking on the grade buttons below, or download a brochure. School programs are available Tuesday through Friday during fall and spring terms. Bookings must be made at least three weeks in advance.


For information about school bookings, call 785-864-4173.Gallery Activities use select exhibits to investigate a particular topic.

School Workshops are hands-on programs with activities that take place in the museum's education classroom.

Select a grade from the options below for available programs, descriptions, fees and NGSS/Common Core standards information.

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Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

High School


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Scholarship Resources

A limited number of scholarships are available for school groups participating in the museum's school programs. Typically, full scholarships are awarded to schools if 50 percent or more of their students are eligible for a free or reduced lunch program.

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School Visit FAQ

Our School Visit FAQ provides information about school programs policies and procedures, and resources available to explore the museum.

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School Programs: Checklist

Our checklist will help you prepare for your visit to the KU Natural History Museum. Planning ahead is the key to making your school group trip a success.