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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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Tons of live animals to see!

We are a family who traveled with little kids across the state of Kansas. A pretty boring trip but... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Marissa K
the best part was the t-rex

The sternburg museum has a lot of dinosaur fossils to see. The best part for myself was the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
April V
Pueblo, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, Hays, KS 67601-2006
+1 785-628-4286
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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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. If you are going more than once it would be boring. Kids like it, has lits of filler stuff but most is animated and very lifelike. Everyone should visit once!

Thank kimmiej1
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We took our son and his two children to the museum to see the dinosaur exhibit. They are four and two and really enjoyed the visit. We were especially surprised by a rattlesnake exhibit that told me more about rattlesnakes than I ever knew. It...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with my granddaughter on a Sunday afternoon. Pleasantly surprised that admission was free that day.

Thank gringo56
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The most photographed fossil is the huge fish within a fish fossil, but they are all beautiful and complete. Where pieces are missing the other parts are draw in the right place so you can see the whole animal and the size. There are charts...More

Thank TrekkerSue
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It has been awhile, but the live rattlesnake exhibit was worth the admission by itself. Really great museum for dinosaur lovers. Lots of ancient western Kansas exhibits. Lots of well thought out exhibits. A whole hands on area for kids, and grandparents!

Thank cliffmagie
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This museum has an excellent collection of natural history artifacts. It's a quick tour but nice to get off the hi-way if you're traveling along I-70 between Denver and K.C.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place is awesome!! The science room for the kids is such a great idea!! Hands on and fun!! the displays are awesome and look realistic! We will be back to let grandkids go through it with us next time!

Thank prettyeyesofbleu
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Generally you would have to wait until a special show tours through your city to see the large animatronic dinosaurs, but this display is up year round. It helps to increase the enjoyment of the experience if you know a bit about the geological history...More

Thank Katie G
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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
11 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