At the KU Natural History Museum, our scientists and students study the incredible life of the planet—its plants, animals and ecosystems, living and fossil, and its past cultures. We turn our discoveries into forecasts for conserving endangered species and habitats, and for halting the spread of pests and animal-borne diseases. We train generations of scientists and share discoveries through our museum exhibits and science outreach programs. Join us for One Day. One KU. as we raise funds for Advancing Women in Science, our Science Outreach programs, and for our many research expeditions across the all seven continents and the world’s oceans.
Support Advancing Women in Science
Help us fund more opportunities for women in science at the KU Natural History Museum. In Dr. Eifler’s program, Emerging Women in Science, women students participate in global scientific expeditions and are personally mentored in the field and laboratory. Women in Science at the museum will advance discovery, theory, knowledge and role models for future women scientists in biodiversity studies, evolutionary biology, ecology, and conservation.
Support Our Science Outreach
We develop and implement outstanding public programs that reach over 6,500 visitors per year, from Discovery Days for families to Collections Up Close for KU students, to Science on Tap for adults. Our K-12 education programs and summer camps enlighten thousands of school children annually. We create exhibits that feature our diverse collections and engage thousands of visitors through programming for all ages. Our new Mobile Museum enables us to share amazing specimens and fun, hands-on programming with communities across the state of Kansas. Help us continue to deliver the best in public science programming.
Support Our Research Expeditions
The Museum sends research scientists and KU students on research expeditions to all seven continents and the world’s oceans to census the living species of plants and animals, excavate their fossil ancestors, and chronicle past cultures. From the Great Plains to Africa, help us discover, document, and understand the world’s biodiversity and archaeological heritage by supporting our global research expeditions.