On-Campus Organizations + Attractions
Visit the National Teachers Hall of Fame or one of our natural areas
Visit our On-Campus Organizations + Attractions
Emporia State University has several on-campus attractions the community can enjoy, including natural areas and the National Teachers Hall of Fame. In addition, several organizations call ESU home.
ESU Natural Areas
Emporia State University manages eight sites that serve as outdoor laboratories for students, faculty and visiting scientists.
Schmidt Museum of Natural History
The Schmidt Museum of Natural History contains a collection of approximately 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from Kansas.
National Teachers Hall of Fame
The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) honors five of 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.
Emporia State Herbarium
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.
Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics
Learn more about the Center for Leadership and Ethics.