The Sternberg Museum of Natural History ranks among the best natural history museums. No other state university the size of Fort Hays State University has a natural history museum comparable in size and scientific importance to this museum's holdings.
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“One of the best natural history museums”
Interesting museum but don't be fooled by the picture on road trippers (because that is not the Sternberg.) You won't see any large terrestrial dinosaur fossils but they do have some incredible and fairly large aquatic dinosaur and terrestrial mammal fossils. We were a bit let down because we thought we'd see T. rex and we thought the museum would be bigger.
Great displays for all ages, the upstairs display (thru the cave) was a favorite. ASTC membership reciprocal entry.
Awesome stop. We never would have thought it would be so much fun but it really was. We pulled off the highway to stretch our legs. We spent over an hour up and walking around which was must needed. Awesome photo op and was only $8 to get in
Fantastic place!!! Highly recommend the stop. One of the best places we stopped on our trip. It is small but what they have, they display and explain really well. This is not the smithsonian but it is a treasure!
Great for kids .hands on discovery room is a dream for kids young and old. Best plan to spend a day to enjoy it all
About a 1.5 hour stop if you're not going to read all the signs. They had quite a large collection of fossils, including some large aquatic animals. There were also live animals, including each species of rattlesnake native to the US.
Absolutely amazing and worth the stop to stretch your legs and let the kids run around and learn at the same time..
As a geologist, this is a great museum to spend an hour or two looking at rocks and fossils. Exhibit descriptions are easy to comprehend for most ages.
Amazing! The best museum I have been to. It was fun, interactive, and interesting. Great for kids too! Has a WONDERFUL hands on room for children!
Stopped in on our road trip, very nice museum and friendly staff. My daughter's enjoyed all of the exhibit.
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Sternberg Museum of Natural History
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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