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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Lots to see, great for families

Recently revisited this museum with my 4yo son and his preschool class. It has so many cool things... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Lawrence, Kansas

What a wonderful gem! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum which included viewing... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Columbus, Wisconsin
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Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Recently revisited this museum with my 4yo son and his preschool class. It has so many cool things to see! My son loved their Bugtown exhibit, so that is a must-see. They have lots of fossils, skeletons, and taxidermied animals to see and learn about....More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful gem! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum which included viewing Comanche. Parking could be an issue during the academic year but a mid summer visit on a Sunday worked out great, there is unrestricted parking just across the street on...More

Thank LLL160
Reviewed 23 June 2017

learned a lot when I visited Dyche Hall...about Lewis Lindsay Dyche and his travels...he explored and cataloged and left a great legacy for future generations...kids and adults alike will learn from visiting Dyche Hall...it amazes me every time I step through the doors!

Thank Fluff1621
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Preserved animals in created habitats gives the viewer a feel of being in the natural habitat. There are Specimen of animal bones from long ago. There are even a few live snakes. Wonderful museum!

Thank Glenn O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's amazing that a smallish, regional museum can have so many amazing things. So many of these things were a hallmark of my childhood, and now they are a hallmark of my son's childhood. The diorama is dope. If you're into fossils, particularly smilodons, this...More

1  Thank doctorkansasbeef
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was told while visiting the campus at Kansas to visit the natural history museum at Dyche Hall. The museum is really nice and had 4 levels to roam. The story of Comanche would have been worth the visit alone but overall the entire museum...More

Thank tmac4ou
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This museum has a great overview of Kansas and the plains states biodiversity and wildlife, past and present. The Mosasaur skeleton in the vestibule that is set up to be chasing a large fish is really neat to see. This is a great place for...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My memories of getting in out of the cold wind at the top of Mt. Oread while an undergrad J student in 1973, prompted my return visit to see Commanche, the U.S. survivor horse of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It was just as...More

Thank C0untryfan
Reviewed 11 November 2016

As Natural History Museums go, this is a pretty good one. The displays cover everything from prehistoric to modern and are well presented and informative. We wished we had our grandson with us. In some ways, this may be more enjoyable for younger children versus...More

Thank Leonard N
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lots of fun stuff here but my favorite is the beehive inside. There's a tube that goes outside and the bees go through it to go find their pollen.

Thank smilingbee2016
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Lupe D
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Response from Fluff1621 | Reviewed this property |
it's donation only, no set entry fee
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15 March 2016|
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Response from DCL23 | Reviewed this property |
Totally take them there! While they may not stand and read each exhibit, at least they will see cool animals and bones and real live snakes! Maybe you won't stay as long but the museum is pretty kid-friendly. When I was... More