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Science camps for elementary, middle, and high school

The Museum

Our Mission: "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."

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Have you enjoyed our website? Have you enjoyed a visit to the museum? If you would like to contribute to our galleries, collections, or labs please show your support today!

Become a Member

Become a member of the Sternberg Museum and get a lot more than free admission every time you visit. Receive free or discounted admission to special programs and events hosted by the museum.

Meet Our Staff

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Museum History

In terms of scientific holdings, 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 the Sternberg.

Gallery Guide

Get a look here at the gallery map. The PDF is availbale for download! Feel free to print at you own leisure, or don't and keep the PDF on your smartphone or tablet and help conserve paper.

Upcoming Events Calendar

See all of our planned upcoming events on our google calendar. Please, feel free to click on any event you are interested in and click the 'copy to my own calendar' at the bottom to add the event to your own google calendar so you do not forget to attend.