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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


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

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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 helps to anchor our lessons with powerful firsthand experiences. We look forward to sharing the wonder of science and exploration with you this summer!

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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)

Latest News


National Fossil Day at Sternberg Online!


Join the Sternberg Museum of Natural History as we celebrate National Fossil Day on October 16th & 17th in our virtual museum! Using the GatherTown platform, Sternberg Online provides an authentic online museum experience in a game-like setting. Text panels, videos, and images provide visitors with ... more


National Fossil Day - Free Day


Visit the Sternberg Museum on October 13th, 2021 from 9 am to 6 pm for free admission. See our traveling exhibits like Age of the Dinosaur and Animal Groups. Visit with our Oceans of Kansas Paleontology Prep Lab volunteers and learn how paleontologists prep fossils for research and display. The prep... more


Halloween Happenings


Join us as we celebrate Halloween with our creepy crawly creatures. You will get to meet some animals, make crafts, and get some goodies! This event is designed around preschool and elementary-aged kids, but all are welcome. Come in costume if you'd like! ... more




Take a step back in time with the Sternberg Museum’s next upcoming summer traveling exhibit,  Age of the Dinosaurs. See dinosaurs come to life through the use of animatronics and sounds. Hear the ferocious roar of a  Tyrannosaurus rex or the deep bellows of a Parasaurolophus. Observe a family of  Ap... more

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