Educator Resources

2018-09-17_1614.jpgHere at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, we believe in our motto of Excitement in Education through Exploration. As part of the Museum’s mission, the education department focuses on engaging learning opportunities in the earth and life sciences.

We understand that as an educator, additional material not only added value to your lessons but helps your students grasp and retain your lessons. Here on our educator resource page, we have links to our online database for both paleontology and zoology collections, fun science experiments, links to our videos, and more!

Don’t forget about the Museum itself! Sign up for your class to have a tour around our Museum, arrange a special program with our education department, visit our hands-on learning room for kids in the Discovery Room, or explore our nature trails on the Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails. Can’t come to us, well we can always come to you, and put a request in for an outreach presentation at your school.

Can't visit the Museum in person? No worries, we developed a virtual Sternberg Museum! Explore our virtual musuem with your class in this new interactive program, or explore natural world all in the Sternberg Museum Metaverse.

Have a student really interested in earth and life sciences, visit our Sternberg Science Camps page. We use a variety of outdoor and classroom-based education methods to make science fun, exciting, and memorable for our campers. From dinosaurs to sunflowers, campers will find a wide range of topics to engage their energy and curiosity.

Resources Links


Science Experiments for Kids


Feel free to contact us with your educational questions.

David Levering, Assistant Director for Science Camps: 785-639-5249,

Alicia Gaede, Naturalist and Education Manager 785-628-5517, 

Ian Trevethan, Paleontology Operations Manager: 785-628-5512,