KU Tour Request Form

The KU Natural History Museum offers behind-the-scenes tours to university instructors and their students throughout the academic year. Tours are led by collection managers, curators, and graduate students and are available in the following research divisions:  Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), Ichthyology (fish), Ornithology (birds), Mammals, Vertebrate Paleontology.

To request an academic tour (e.g. behind-the-scenes tour of a museum collection), please fill out and submit the form below. Tours should be requested at least two weeks in advance. Submission of this form does not guarantee a tour. Administrative Associate Teri Chambers will contact instructors to confirm the successful scheduling of a tour and its date, time, location, and tour guide name and contact information.

Instructor And Course Information
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Describe how this tour will support your course’s learning objectives.
Tour Information

Requested Research Collection: (Note: Please indicate first and second choice. Tours are dependent upon availability of research division guide).

Acknowledgement Of Tour Rules And Expectations

As course instructor, I will notify my students of the following rules and expectations for completing a behind-the-scenes tour at the KU Natural History Museum:

  • Tours are led in restricted spaces, so tour participants must arrive on time, and be ready to stay with the group for the duration of the tour without breaks.
  • With the exception of taking photos, cell phone use is not permitted during tours.
  • Food and drink are not permitted on tours.
  • Firearms are not permitted on tours owing to lab safety.