Dad & Me Playgroup plans outing to KU Natural History Museum

Dads of Douglas County and the Lawrence Public School Parents as Teachers program invite dads and their kids to enjoy "Dad & Me at the KU Natural History Museum" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. All dads are welcome, including expectant dads, new dads, young dads, old dads, adoptive dads, granddads or any male caregiver of a child.

The KU Natural History Museum has four floors of exhibits for dads and their kids to explore life on the planet and discover the animals and plants of the Great Plains, including birds, snakes, and mammals from prairie dogs to moose.

The exhibits include birds, mammals, live snakes, a working bee hive, Bug Town, Explore Evolution, dinosaurs and fossils, the world's largest diorama, and Comanche, a horse that survived the battle of Little BigHorn.

The KU Natural History Museum is located at 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard on the University of Kansas campus in Dyche Hall, a few blocks downtown Lawrence. The Mississippi Street Parking Garage offers the closest and most convenient parking. The garage costs $1 per hour.

The Dad & Me Playgroup meets once a month on Saturdays at various locations in the community. For more information, contact Charlie Bryan, Dads Group facilitator and father of Bella and Luca by text or phone at 785-218-7966 or by email at

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