Museums in Lawrence

Ironwood Court and Park West Gardens are convenient to a variety of great museums. Experience the arts and culture of Lawrence, KS.

One of the most wonderful things about living in Lawrence, KS is the number of things to do and see. If you’re the type who loves to indulge in the arts and culture, Lawrence is the area that has it all. From natural history to fine art, there is plenty to see and learn about around the city that will entertain any individual. We at Ironwood Court and Park West Gardens know what a treat it is to have an apartment near Lawrence, KS museums, as they offer rich culture and education and they feed the creative spirit.

Spencer Museum of Art

The Spencer Museum of Art is located on the University of Kansas campus and houses over 36,000 artworks and artifacts. Visitors can see many genres of art from areas of the world including Africa, America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as Native American works of art. The exhibitions change on a regular basis, meaning there is always more to see. The museum encourages visitors to write and sketch about what they experience, and you can even pick up pencils and drawing boards at the welcome desk. The best part about the Spencer Museum is that all of the galleries are free to the public.

 

KU Natural History Museum

For those who are fascinated by the natural world, the KU Natural History Museum will be sure to amaze. Visitors can learn about the more than 9 million plants, animals and fossils on site, as well as 1.2 million archaeological artifacts. You can pick up discovery guides in the form of scavenger hunts or museum checklists to make sure you didn’t miss anything. The museum offers many events and programs for all ages to get visitors excited about natural history. On the fourth floor, guests can see the steed Comanche, ridden by Captain Myles Keogh at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Other interesting exhibits include live insects and animals from around the world, or the Bee Tree, which houses a live bee colony right inside the museum.

 

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

At the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, visitors can learn about the Native American tribe from the area that was almost wiped out in the late 1800s. The children of the tribes were initially forced to assimilate in mainstream America, a process in which they were taken from their families and entered into the school system for many years. The museum offers an uncensored and in-depth look into the life of a Native American living in times of cultural rejection. The center also offers walking tours of the Haskell campus, where you will see historical buildings, the Haskell Medicine Wheel, and the Haskell Cemetery. The tour will explain the historical and cultural significance of each.

 

The Lied Center at the University of Kansas

There is also plenty to experience in the world of performing arts. The Lied Center at the University of Kansas features world-renowned acts each season, from award-winning music acts to even Broadway productions. You can also see what events are happening at Liberty Hall, just 15 minutes from your apartment near Lawrence, KS museums. This historic theater is host to a concert hall and an independent cinema and has been proud to host big-name acts from around the world.

Be sure to contact us today to schedule a tour and make Ironwood Court or Park West Gardens your new home!