Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dyche Hall is the home to the Natural History Museum on the Univesity of Kansas campus.
The museum’s exhibits focus on the biological diversity, past and present, of Kansas and the Great Plains.
The museum offers an array of different tours types for you to choose from, ranging from the Highlighted Tours which is just a 30 minutes tour showing you the basics of Dyche Hall and the displays, or choose the Behind the Scenes Tour of The Biodiversity Institute, of which the museum is a part of, is made up of over a dozen research divisions. The collections are consistently ranked among the best in the United States but are rarely seen by the general public. Behind-the-Scenes Tours are subject to staff availability. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are appropriate for all ages. Reservations are required three weeks in advance and tours are limited to groups of no more than ten people. To request a tour, please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator, Tristan Smith, at (785) 864-2380. Either tour will be interesting.
Unless otherwise posted, you are welcome to take pictures of Museum exhibitions for personal use.
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
Martin Luther King Day
Friday following Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25
The Museum has a suggested contribution. Your contributions help fund public programs, including public science events and exhibitions. Thank you for your support.
$5.00 — Adults
$3.00 — Children ages 6-18, seniors
Free — Museum members; KU Students, staff and faculty; children under age 6.Lawrence is located in northeastern Kansas, just 45 minutes from downtown Kansas City, MO and 30 minutes from Topeka, KS. The Natural History Museum is located on the University of Kansas campus in Dyche Hall just six short blocks from downtown Lawrence.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible and encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its activities. If you have special needs contact the museum at (785) 864-4450 or 4455 and every effort will be made to accommodate your requests.
*Guests with wheelchairs, strollers, or limited mobility can be dropped off in front of the museum.
*The ground-level entrance is north of the main entrance.
*The museum has one manual wheelchair. It is available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.
*All exhibitions are accessible. Elevators are located at the north end of the museum and a lift is available for the fifth floor exhibit.
*Restrooms are available on the third and fifth floors and water fountains are available on the third and sixth floors.
*Teletype users should call the Kansas Relay Center at 711 or 1-800-766-3777 and a message will be relayed to the museum.
KU Natural History Museum
1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045