Welcome to Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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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)

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Sternberg's Christmas Program


Your "presents" is requested! Celebrate the holidays with our animals! We will have games to play, snacks to eat, and animals to cuddle. Decorate our Christmas tree with your very own ornaments and make special presents for our animals.... more


Holiday Closures


The Sternberg Museum of Natural History will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.... 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


A New Way to Museum


A New Way to Museum is a new YouTube series created by the Sternberg Staff. Explore the Museum and the world, all from the comfort of your home. New episodes drop every Thursday at 12 CST on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel to stay up to date with our videos. ... more

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