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Sternberg Museum of Natural History

3000 Sternberg Drive

Mission Statement:

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History advances an appreciation and understanding of Earth’s natural history and the evolutionary forces that impact it.  With an emphasis on the Great Plains, our goals are accomplished through research, publications, collections, interpretive exhibits, and educational programs created by our staff, colleagues, and community.


Danna Todd

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
We really enjoyed this Museum. There's so much for everyone to see. I really enjoyed the upper level with the dinosaur's, and my son loved the lower level with the snake section. It was amazing to see everything and learn so much. I wish we could have been there after the construction is done for the new section. We will have to come back again.

Kimberly Bell

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
My grandson had his 1st birthday party here. I am from out of state so I've never been here. It was fun. Staff was very interactive in the tour and the children were taught about the animals and were even able to handle a few. Lots of fun here

Jackie Johnson

Thursday, May 31, 2018
The new insect exhibit features giant models that move and make noises, a nice compliment to the dinosaur exhibit. The fish-within-a-fish may be the most photographed fossil in the world, and it is amazing. I found the selection of items and prices in the gift shop to be among the best of any science museum I have visited.

Eric Phelan

Friday, June 1, 2018
A good place to go in Hays, KS, at least once. Lots of cool things to look at throughout the museum. It is a mixture of living animals, fossils, and dioramas. Good for young kids as well. Plus: Air conditioned :).

Joshua Coppersmith

Friday, June 1, 2018
Really nice permanent exhibit on dinosaurs. Also had a fascinating temporary exhibit on rattlesnakes. It's a cleverly designed building and can teach a lot. For the size of the Museum, the gift shop is especially impressive.

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