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Want to work with youth at the Sternberg Museum?

The Sternberg Museum education and outreach department is looking for enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to help work with youth groups in the Museum! If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in, please contact the education director at

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UPDATE: Fossils Found by Charles H. Sternberg Pulled from Auction

The San Diego Museum of Natural History is currently preparing to auction off 6 fossils found by Charles H. Sternberg.  Of those 6, five of them were found in western Kansas.  The auction of sale of fossils is a breech of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s code of ethics.

Read more about this and see an open letter to The San Diego Museum of Natural History written by our Chief Curator/Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Laura Wilson.

We are happy to announce that the fossils were pulled from auction and The San Diego Museum of Natural History is looking to make other arrangements to find public homes for these fossils.

Read more the pulling of these fossils from the auction here!


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Future Progams Survey

Click the link (Future Programs Survey) to download the .PDF, or go to this URL ( to take the online version of the survey. Take a moment to let us know which programs you would be most interested in attending. If you print of the .PDF version please mail it in to us at:

C/O: David Levering

3000 Sternberg Drive

Hays, Ks



Thank you for your time!


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Winter Hours

Summer hours are ending, and winter hours have come into full effect at the Sternberg.

(October 1 – March 31)

Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 – 6:00


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QR Codes Announcement

Have you been eager for MORE information about your favorite exhibits at the Sternberg?

Come check out our new QR codes!

If you scan the QR codes with your smart phone you will instantly have a behind the scenes glimpse or more information about our exhibits.


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Paleo Blog

Discovery Under the Dome

Sternberg Museum Paleo Blog

Updates on the research, students, fieldwork, and general goings on
of the paleontology department
at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History
and Fort Hays State University.


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Sternberg Fall Events

Register today for all the fun at the Sternberg Museum. We have several events planned for the upcoming months. Don’t miss out on all the excitement at the Sternberg Museum.

Special events and activities require registration so make sure to register today as these events will fill up quickly!

Needing to register for an event or program? Simply click below on any of the links for a registration form!

Adventures and Activities (PDF) – Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:00pm

Friday Evening at the Museum (PDF) – Second Friday of the Month, 7:00 – 11:00pm







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Friday Evening at the Museum

Registration for the September 13th event is open.*

*Reserve now – class space is limited!

Kids welcome to Friday Evening at the Museum!  Spend the evening going behind the scenes of the museum, flashlight tours, explore the nature trails, handle live animals, explore fossils, and much more.

$12/participant for Museum members

Ages 5 and up.  Under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Snacks provided.  Must register to attend.  Limit 15 participants.

Registration-Friday Evening at the Museum (PDF)

Thea Haugen
786-628-4518 (fax)