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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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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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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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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)

Latest News

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SAHARA SEA MONSTERS

01-03-2022

Be the first to see the world premiere of Sahara Sea Monsters, an immersive exhibition transporting visitors through the prehistoric oceans of what is now the Sahara. Discover massive mosasaurs, terrifying trilobites, and other outlandish invertebrates. These creatures defy imagination and make up t... more

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EXPLORING EXTINCTION: THE DODO

11-06-2021

Exploring Extinction: The Dodo looks into the life and death of this iconic creature as a case of human-driven extinction. In 1598, Europeans sailed the seas to find new lands filled with exotic plants and animals. Their grand adventures produce many new discoveries... one is the dodo. The Dodo was ... more

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A New Way to Museum

01-07-2021

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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Rent a Sternberg Exhibit - A Look Inside

01-03-2021

Medical Diagnostic Imaging, such as X-rays and Computed Tomography (CT) scans, have recently become more affordable and available to non-medical academic researchers. They help to answer a variety of natural history questions. Scientists can use these images to examine the insides of preserved speci... more

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