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Sternberg Museum of Natural History

3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, Hays, KS 67601
785-628-4286, 877-332-1165
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Hays
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Part of the Fort Hays State University, the museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving plant and animal specimens pertaining to the Great... more » Owner description: Part of the Fort Hays State University, the museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving plant and animal specimens pertaining to the Great Plains. « less
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Garden City, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Took my 8 yr old grandson to Sternberg for his & my first trip there. Really reasonable admission. We spent at least 2 hours there, something for every age group. Very well done displays & nice facility. Would highly recommend this museum.

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fort Hays State University owns this museum, and they have done a fabulous job. Mixture of the prehistoric and the modern. Very impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My children love the museum. They love looking at the snake, fish within a fish. Not too fond of the dinosaurs but do love the fossil dig pit. The Discovery room is great with a lot of hands on things. The discovery room and the dig pit are the favorites of my children. We were given a pass for the... More

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Dahlgren, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great exhibits - very interesting! The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent hands-on opportunities for kids and great resources.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had so much fun here. In addition to the displays of bones from hundreds of different types of animals on the first floor, there is an exhibit of live rattlesnakes, including a measuring guide so you can see which rattler is as long as you are tall. Upstairs there's an animatronic T-Rex that scared my nephew (he came back... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There are nice displays for kids and adults to look at for a reasonable price! My son is 6 and had a great time as did I.

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Salt Lake City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our Grandson loved this Museum. He is 6 years old and loves Dinosaurs. The T-Rex was quite impressive and our grandson liked the sounds and movement. The large fish that swam in the Kansas Oceans were amazing. The dinosaur exhibits were exciting to see and very educational. We also enjoyed the rattlesnake exhibits. The museum is located right along I-70.... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a nice stop in Hays on our trip cross country. We saw the museum from the interstate and after checking into our hotel decided to go check it out. I have a 6 year old son who loves dinosaurs and really enjoyed the exhibits. They had a special exhibit that featured rattlesnakes that was a bonus.

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Lyons
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33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our high school science class took a field trip here. I was really looking forward to it but was disappointed. There were not many displays. The lay-out of the museum was confusing. And they have way too many snakes on display without any warning that they are there.

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Henderson, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was a great place to take my 3 year old and 8 year old. It was super affordable and a fun place to go to kill a couple hours. A+

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