Say hello to the bees

This spring, the KU Natural History Museum welcomed a new colony of bees to the 6th floor bee observation exhibit. Stop by to see the bees, listen to the hum of the hive, and learn about threats to pollinators.  Other exhibits you will see this summer include our new wall of microbial art as part of the new microbes exhibit, and the new exhibit of live anoles. 

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Research:
Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)

The beetle family Chrysomelidae provides a rich source of research for scientists.
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Fun things to do at the museum

What to See and Do

From Mosasaur Munchies to Science Scoops limericks, use our museum checklists and scavenger hunts to explore the museum during your next visit.
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Collection Focus:
Ichthyology

KU’s Ichthyology Collection is a diverse collection of 680,000 fishes and 11,000 tissues with an emphasis on the midwest.
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Get Your Museum Passport

Going somewhere? Take your museum membership card with you.  Members receive free admission to more than 300 museums worldwide.
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