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Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, Hays, KS 67601
Phone Number: 785-628-4286, 877-332-1165
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Part of the Fort Hays State University, the museum is dedicated to...
Part of the Fort Hays State University, the museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving plant and animal specimens pertaining to the Great Plains.
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The grandson loved it

We were in town to drop our high school son off for the shrine bowl and while here took our 5 yr old grandson to the museum and he and my wife who homeschools him loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We were in town to drop our high school son off for the shrine bowl and while here took our 5 yr old grandson to the museum and he and my wife who homeschools him loved it.

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Smith Center, Kansas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to stop with the family to stretch your legs and see some amazing fossils. I've been several times and each time I learn something new. I will go again!

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Awsome! Fun for all ages. We really enjoyed it. Great for getting out and about. Great fun for summer month, there even open on Sundays

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have been to this museum several times. We went when our kids were younger, and now they are in college. They still love it. They keep making changes to the displays so there is always something new to see. This time we found out they have a birthday party room. We saw the staff bringing in the items to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not one of those museums that takes all day. It was nice and cool in there. Not crowded at all . Had a lot of parking available

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was better than some museums and has a lot of prehistoric reptiles w/sounds that would make a child think it was real.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped while driving through Kansas for a quick stop and to let the kids stretch. I didn't know we would see the worlds most photographed fossil! Great Discovery room for kids. Lots of live reptiles, cool domed building and neat dino exhibits.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I wasn't expecting much of this dome shaped museum. But it is an enjoyable experience especially if you like pre-historic animals and history.They have some great exhibits that kids and adults will like viewing. This museum would be at home into any major city in the United States. It is a gem for for Ft. Hays Kansas. Right off the... More 

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Kansas City,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have had a Membership at this museum for the past 16years. It is a great place, never dull or boring. They are great about adding new exhibits. The current Titanoboa is too cool! We would highly recommend getting a membership. It is inexpensive for the value plus if you are traveling it gets you into all kinds of museums... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is my kids's favorite place in Hays. There is something for everyone with a discovery room for the kids to explore and experience hands on activities, dinosaur models, snakes, fossils and in depth history of the great plains.

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Additional Information about Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Address: 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, Hays, KS 67601
Phone Number: 785-628-4286, 877-332-1165
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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