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Sternberg Museum of Natural History

3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, Hays, KS 67601-2006
+1 785-628-4286
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Good time killer

Husband and I had lots of free time while in Hays this trip. We enjoyed our time walking through... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Shari G
Emporia, Kansas
via mobile

Could spend all day here, so entertaining. It was set up well, had so many fossils, and taught us... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Hailey G
via mobile
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Part of the Fort Hays State University, the museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving plant and animal specimens pertaining to the Great Plains.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“t rex” (17 reviews)
“discovery room” (21 reviews)
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3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, Hays, KS 67601-2006
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had lots of free time while in Hays this trip. We enjoyed our time walking through the homes, guard house and block house. There were great displays set up inside each. Small, simple but very educational site! I would say it was...More

Thank Shari G
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Could spend all day here, so entertaining. It was set up well, had so many fossils, and taught us so much. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Hailey G
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My grandson, age 6, and I had spent a few days camping in Colorado and were now in the long drive from Denver to Topeka, Ks. Hays is about four hours from Topeka and I thought it would be good to break up the drive...More

1  Thank Dwilson540
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Took my nephew and kids during an overnight stop in Hays. Just hoped to get some walking in before we headed to the mountains. The kids had a great time and were very interested in most of it.

1  Thank beyondcompare
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are well maintained and the displays are nice. Pretty typical experience with an emphasis on evolution like most museums of this type. The staff we encountered were all nice. Dinosaurs! The kids will probably enjoy this portion of the museum. Plenty of animatronics...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take children. Who does not like fossils and dinosaurs.? Lots of interactive things for children to do. From looking at live specimens in the children's room to digging for fossils in the sand..... Did I mention the lifesize animated...More

1  Thank mrsk672016
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This place is just amazing! If you are in the area, or driving in the I-70.. this a must!! is perfect for any age! Displays are perfect, we went very early (no school time), we had all the place almost for our selves at the...More

Thank M0renaMia
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This small dome shaped museum is crammed with stuff! Excellent archeology and geology displays with good explanations, many dinosaur and other ancient life skeletons and fossils, Very impressive for such a small town, but I believe it has a little help from Ft. Hays State...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We are a family who traveled with little kids across the state of Kansas. A pretty boring trip but this was a little gem in the middle of nowhere that was a great stop for the kids to stretch their legs. There are so many...More

1  Thank Marissa K
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The sternburg museum has a lot of dinosaur fossils to see. The best part for myself was the shrunken head however it is hidden in a part of the museum that is not a focal point, so make sure you look for the bathrooms or...More

Thank April V
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17 April 2016|
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Response from Jeannine B | Reviewed this property |
Any age child will really love it. There is a room specifically set up for younger kids to explore with their hands, eyes, ears. My children started going there when they were really young and they thought it was the... More
10 January 2015|
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Response from Rebekah B | Reviewed this property |
We got there early in the morning and were the only people there so was able to explore everything in a couple hours. If you're there at a busier time I'd allow more time as your kids may have to wait to experience the more... More