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.


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).

Dolly Wittman

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nice small museum love the upstairs dinosaurs

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

Rex Bradley

Friday, March 31, 2017

Do not miss this awesome museum it's not boring either!