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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.

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Latest News


New collection started with modern-age tags


New collection catalogue started at Sternberg.... more


Former Sternberg campers to lead summer camps


Most kids grow up wanting to become dinosaur-hunting paleontologists. At some point in their early teenage years, many of these budding dinosaur hunters move on to other interests. However, Maggie Wolf and Marjie Cone never waivered in a lifelong, shared, unquenchable curiosity about the natural wor... more


Easter Eggstravaganza set for March 30


Sternberg Museum will host a fun Easter activity for the entire family on Saturday, March 30 from 6:30 p.m. unitl 8 p.m. Easter Eggstravaganza will feature a variety of games of prizes, the opportunity to hold our critters and tast snacks that every bunny will love. Join us for this come and go ev... more


Instructors to lead December trip to Costa Rica


Camps Instructors Marjie and Maggie return again, this time to lead a trip to Costa Rica in December. This will be our first ever winter-break trip, and our return to international programs that we haven't done since our Australia paleontology program in 2019.... 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 - Sternberg Museum Metaverse

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! Explore our virtual museum, fossil sites, and ecosystems in the Sternberg Museum Metaverse! Discover hidden passages in the musuem, uncover fossils in the fields, traverse the rainforest and see all the wonderful animals that live there! 

Sternberg Science Camps Information Into the Metaverse


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)