Liberal Arts & Sciences Attractions + Centers
Visit the Peterson Planetarium, natural history museum, and more
Come enjoy our museums and the planetarium
Liberal Arts & Sciences is home to several attractions, including Peterson Planetarium, museums and natural areas. Discover our attractions by following the links below.
View the stars and explore the galaxy at our planetarium. Most shows are open to the public!
Science and Math Education Center
The Science and Math Education Center (SMEC) is a library available to students, faculty, pre-service, and in-service teachers
Center for Great Plains Studies
Academic programs, public service activities, and research projects are intended to inform, interest, and promote appreciation of the sprawling mid-continental grasslands.
ESU Natural Areas
ESU maintains several natural areas for students to discover and hands-on learning opportunities.
Explore the history of Kansas geology in our museum.
Natural History Museum
A collection of approximately 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish from Kansas.
The herbarium is a collection of 43,000 plants that have been dried, mounted, and accompanied by careful documentation that can be used to verify identifications.