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Group Visits

Every year, the museum welcomes thousands of schoolchildren, university groups and groups of adults to the museum for programs, classes and tours. We ask that all groups contact the museum visitor services three weeks in advance. Our FAQ provides helpful information about what to see and do at the museum. Schedule your group visit today.


The museum does not charge admission, but it does have a recommended contribution. Contributions from museum patrons help fund public programs, including science events and exhibitions. Thank you for your support.

Suggested contributions

Adults $7

Child (6-18) $4

Free admittance for KU students and staff, and museum members. 

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Museum discovery guides provide ways for school groups, families, home school groups, university groups, adults and others to explore the museum together. Guides are available in two formats: Scavenger Hunts and Museum Checklists.

Group tours

Museum Tours

The KU Natural History Museum offers guided tours about the museum, its history and exhibits by appointment.

There are no fees for tours. The museum has a suggested contribution of $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Tours require a minimum of 4 people, and have a maximum of 15. To arrange a tour, please contact visitor services at 785.864.4450.

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Trip Tips

This 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.