Upcoming Events

 

Science Saturday: Race for Space
12-3pm Saturday, April 18

What Do We Know, and How Do We Know It?
A Science on Tap event with Hume Feldman

7:30 pm Tuesday, April 21
Free State Brewing Co.

 

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Follow the trail in a high-tech scavenger hunt, get muddy while learning about wetland creatures, dissect a squid, dig for fossils, launch a rocket, or solve a mystery at the museum in our one day Summer Science Camps for ages 8-11.

What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Humans have struggled to come up with explanations regarding the origin, evolution and content of this vast Universe we live in. What have we learned during the past century and how close are we to some form of satisfactory resolution? Join Hume Feldman, chair of physics and astronomy, for our next Science on Tap, 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 21 at Free State Brewing.

The cicadas are coming! No, not just those everyday cicadas we think of in Kansas: the Brood IV is emerging this year after 17 years. Watch for more information soon about events and programs to celebrate the emergence of the 17 year cicadas -- including one special dining opportunity for the adventurous eater on June 4 in South Park. 

The Explorers Club is a madcap, ferociously funny comedy set in London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. Be prepared for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional air ship. The KU Biodiversity Institute is partnering with Theatre Lawrence for this event, and provided several museum specimens for the set. 

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