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Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Nicely done museum

Well-appointed, the diorama was our favorite. We subscribe to a young earth theory and Creationism... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
d s
Denver, co
A must for anyone with or without kids!

The Natural History Museum on the University of Kansas campus is a must for anyone in the Lawrence... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lawrence, Kansas
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Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
+1 785-864-4450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-appointed, the diorama was our favorite. We subscribe to a young earth theory and Creationism, so the millions of years thing and evolution were parts we simply skipped over. However, the displays were well done, well explained, and overall we had a good time.

Thank d s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Natural History Museum on the University of Kansas campus is a must for anyone in the Lawrence area, whether they are out-of-town visitors or residents that have never been there. Between the honey bee hive (whose interior on the second floor is clearly view-able)...More

Thank ltdehnert
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I went to this museum as a child and some of the best natural history exhibits have not changed, and that is GREAT.! By the same token they have added and modernized others to keep up with the times and research. Comanche is still one...More

Thank b4osage
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is the best attraction on the KU campus! Many, many things to see, something for everyone, great for all ages, fascinating. This museum is an immersive experience. I believe you can take photographs! The panoramas are really neat. Rain or shine, go alone or...More

Thank Professor-Beratung
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

Thank seeclark
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 10 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 22 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
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Lizett O
16 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