It was 20 years ago; Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History was getting its finishing touches as the staff prepared it for its grand re-opening in early March of 1999. Opening day was going to be exciting, and the museum staff felt they were ready for the day, or so they thought. What they didn’t prepare for was a blizzard that produced 12 inches of snow. In spite of its cold start, the Sternberg Museum has been a hot spot for the locals and visitors. Over the years, the museum has hosted many traveling exhibits and community events. It holds large specimen collections from fossils to current wildlife, but most of all it holds fond memories for everyone who has worked, volunteered, or visited the museum.
To celebrate the museum’s 20th anniversary since its grand re-opening, for one day only our admission prices will be what they were back in 1999, $4.00 a person. A 20% off discount sale will also be in our gift shop. Talks about the museum will be presented that afternoon, followed by a presentation on Africa, by Curtis Schmidt and guest speaker Marilyn Wasinger. The event starts on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Come out and celebrate 20 years of discovery under the dome!