Monthly Archive March 2020

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Sternberg Museum – Public announcement regarding the coronavirus (COVID -19)

To all of our visitors, supporters, and followers,


Due to the concerns caused by the coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History will be closed until further notice. All Sternberg Museum public events including, Pokémon Day and the Bug Whisperer, are postponed. Please check our website and our social media regularly for updates.

We understand our patrons will be disappointed with this news. However, we have come up with a bit of a solution. Starting this week, the staff at the Sternberg Museum will be hosting a Facebook Live mini-series called the Dome from Home. Get your natural history fix here as museum staff discusses topics from prehistoric monsters to modern-day marvels. See live feeding and care of the Sternberg animals or get a live tour of our collections. Tune in twice a day Monday – Friday at 10 am and 2 pm CST.


Please keep an eye on our website and social media for any updates to the hours of operations. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Stay healthy and safe!

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Pokémon Day – Postponed


This event is postponed, please check back later for updates. Thank you.

Attention Pokemon Trainers! April 18th is Pokemon Day at the Sternberg Museum! If you play Pokemon Go–or are just a fan of the Pokemon series–this is a great day to visit! Take the chance to learn about the amazing animals that inspired the games! Come see our presentations and take part in the fun activities, like our scavenger hunt. Don’t miss out on the fun! Mark your calendars and get ready to catch ’em all!

Event activates included with regular admission.

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The Bug Whisperer – Postponed

This event is postponed, please check back later for updates. Thank you.

Get a whole new perspective of animal diversity and a chance to see some unique critters with Aaron Rodriques, the Bug Whisperer, as guest speaker.

Front Lobby of the Sternberg Museum.

FREE event with free-will donations.

About Aaron Rodriques

Aaron Rodriques is a Ph.D. student in entomology at Purdue University, specializing in biochemistry, molecular biology, and proteomics of German cockroach allergens. He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, during which he attained a Bachelors’s degree in East Asian Studies and a Master’s degree in Biology from NYU. In addition to his research, Aaron also does educational outreach with his miniature zoo for schools, museums, and art venues.

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Summer Hours

The Sternberg Museum will be switching to summer hours March 16th



Monday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday 1 pm-6 pm


Adults (age 13-59) $9
Youths (age 4-12) $6
Senior Citizens (60+) $8
FHSU Students (w/valid ID) $5