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About Sternberg

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.

The Museum

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Exhibitions

Be sure the check out the current list of temporary exhibits and pay us a visit before they're gone!

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Event Rental

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Book a Tour

Dive deeper into the natural history of Kansas by booking a guided tour!

Latest News

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Victoria Staros assumes position of administrative specialist

05-08-2024

A familiar face has taken on new responsibilities for Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Victoria (Torie) Staros has assumed the position of administrative specialist left vacant by the departure of Amy Klein. She is responsible for the financial record-keeping of the museum, oversees the day-to-... more

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Collections Management class takes part in field trip

05-01-2024

The Collections Management course taught by Zoology Collections Manager Dr. Jackson Roberts recently took a field trip to the far southwestern edge of the FHSU University Farm.... more

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Students volunteer at Howard Reynolds Nature Trail

04-24-2024

As part of his Eagle Scout project, John Weisenborn (left) worked along-side several FHSU students who participated in the "Big Event," an FHSU program in which students volunteer one-half day toward a community project. The group worked on the Howard Reynolds Natural Trail, removing sumac and cactu... more

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New collection started with modern-age tags

04-10-2024

New collection catalogue started at Sternberg.... more

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A New Way to Museum

A New Way to Museum is a fun new YouTube series hosted by the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Explore the Museum and the world around us from the comfort of your own home.  

A New Way to Museum

Sternberg Science Camps

Outdoor exploration is at the heart of our science camps and programs. Getting students outside interacting with nature, each other and instructors help to anchor our lessons with powerful firsthand experiences. We look forward to sharing the wonder of science and exploration with you this summer!

Sternberg Science Camps Information

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Brandon Schmidt

“This trip, overall, was the greatest life changing experience for me. It was like being so far away from all my troubles and so close to nature, and it gave me a sense of fulfillment. I like to say that it took nine days and 2,800 miles in total to make me feel as though I’m certain that I want to dedicate my life to biology and the natural sciences.”

Brandon Schmidt

Southwest Wildlife Biology Camp (2018, 2019)

Addison Lacy

“This camp was a great experience. I especially enjoyed taking a hike to the paleosols in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Ever since I was three years old, I’ve wanted to go into the field of paleontology. Going to camp really helped me see how much I love learning about paleontology and geology, and expand my knowledge on these subjects.

Addison Lacy

Paleontology Explorers Oregon (2019, accepted for 2020)