Upcoming Events



Summer Sirens: the Science of Cicadas
An adventurous eating event presented by the KU Natural History Museum
7 pm Thursday, June 4
South Park in downtown, Lawrence
Tickets: $30 per person 

Science on Tap: Cicadas
7:30 pm Tuesday, June 9
Free State Brewing Co.

Kidsapalooza Heroes of Nature
2-3pm Wednesday June 10
Lawrence Public Library 

Exploratorium: Plant & Animal Heroes
2-3 pm Monday, June 15
Lawrence Public Library

The Science of Beer - and Biodiversity 
6-7:30pm Thursday, June 18
Hank is Wiser Brewery, Cheney, KS

Nerd Nite: Research Speed Dating Edition
6:30-8:30 Monday, June 22
Cider Gallery
A Free State Festival event

Science Live!
Wednesday, June 24
6-8 pm
Lawrence Arts Center

Pop-Up Science: Cicadas
Date to be determined
Kansas Biological Field Station

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

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. Sign up by May 29.

The Science of Beer - and Biodiversity 
6-7:30pm Thursday, June 18
Hank is Wiser Brewery, Cheney, KS 

Mix and mingle with your fellow Jayhawks in Cheney, KS.  The KU Alumni Association is teaming up with the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum to offer this beer and science event. Discover what beer and biodiversity research have in common, and create your own microbial art that will be part of  exhibit. We'll also share some specimens of common and uncommon plants, and talk about which surprising plants are members of the hop family.

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. We've planned three great events to celebrate these interesting -- and loud -- insects, including a Science on Tap, a pop-up event with the Kansas Biological Survey, and a special event with Hank Charcuterie and Free State Brewing in South Park.