Emporia State University Attractions + Resources
ESU offers many attractions and resources
Emporia State University is an active part of the community and offers many spaces and services the community can use or take advantage of, from our beautiful state of the art Memorial Union to the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
The living room of campus and has meeting rooms and event spaces that can be used for weddings, conferences and group needs.
ESU has several theatre productions throughout the year, including the summer months.
Providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources to enhance their success.
PROPHET AQUATIC RESEARCH & OUTREACH CENTER
PAROC provides hands-on learning opportunities right on our campus.
University Copy Center
Serves the campus as well as organizations in the surrounding communities.
Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification
A program of professional development at no cost for teachers in Kansas going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process.
The Teachers College Literacy Center
The Teachers College Literacy Center focuses on collaborating with schools, teachers, families and organizations to strengthen the promotion of literacy learning. The mission is to serve Kansans with support in literacy from birth through adulthood.
Emporia State University manages eight sites that serve as outdoor laboratories and hands-on learning for students, faculty and visiting scientists.
Schmidt Museum of Natural History
A collection of approximately 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from Kansas.
National Teachers Hall of Fame
Honors the nation’s most outstanding PreK-12 educators each year. NTHF also houses the Memorial to Fallen Educators.
Kansas Business Hall of Fame
The Kansas Business Hall of Fame, chartered as a not-for-profit organization in 1987, is the only business recognition program in Kansas.
The Emporia State Herbarium houses a collection of over 43,000 plants. These have been dried, mounted, and carefully documented for identity verification.
The Peterson Planetarium is a teaching facility for campus classes in space science and other courses. The audio-visual theatre seats 38 under a 24-foot dome, which serves as a projection screen.
Johnston Geology Museum + Kansas Rock Garden
The Johnston Geology Museum + Kansas Rock Garden is where you can see a western Kansas Cretaceous mosasaur, a giant ground sloth, a mastodon tusk plus other displays in the ESU Geology Museum.
Kansas School Naturalist
Learn more about the Kansas School Naturalist.