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Hays - 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.


Kimberly Bell

Saturday, March 24, 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 toor and the children were taught about the animals and were even able to handle a few. Lots of fun here!


Monday, April 16, 2018
If you have not been you NEED to go! Amazing anaimals you won't see else where. Short and amaing! Caution: stairs! Was a great experience! Nice front desk lady and gift shop lady!

Benjamin Peltier

Saturday, March 31, 2018
An awesome museum with everything you need to know about Mesozoic life forms from T-Rex to the Triassic. Has a good gift shop also.

Lisa Berry

Monday, April 2, 2018
A lot of fossils and minerals to see. Amazing to find out that Kansas was once all under water.

Aileen Curfman

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
We needed a break while driving from Denver to Topeka. This looked like more than the usual roadside stop. It turned out to be an excellent museum featuring the natural history of central Kansas. Exhibits featured live reptiles in terrariums, dioramas showing what was in the area millions of years ago, and life size replicas of dinosaurs, including an animated T rex. A discovery room provides hands-on learning. We had to hit the road after 45 minutes, and we'll go back. Admission was $7 for seniors 60 and over, and well worth it.

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