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.


Isaiah Boutz

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I visited for a convention, but the actual museum was very interesting. I thought that there was not much content (mostly just statues and fossils). One thing that May Turn people away is how unfriendly out its too creationism. In other words, if you are a stern creationist and are completely offended by the fact that any other kind of theories other than your own, come here. It may finally knock some sense into you.

josia bisping

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Kids loved it. Dino happy.

Travis Grindal

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

The museum is great but it is the classes and special events that will make you come back. The staff is knowledgeable and can answer most questions.

Bo Andersen

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A wonderful museum in a place where you might only expect the odd "stuff I found in my sock drawer" roadside attractions. The Sternberg had a great educational department and a small but fascinating activity room for younger kids to explore while they're looked after by staff (this way older kids and Mom and Dad can have time to read the informative signs).

Austin Swanson

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

This museum is a great place to stop into. Whether you live in Hays, near Hays, or you are passing by on the interstate this place is worth checking out. Their dinosaurs are in my mind as real as they get. Seeing the history of Kansas was interesting as well. One major downside is that the museum doesn't have a very high revisit value