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“Geology”

Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Hays
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Under the dome for this museum is wonderful. There is a fish within a fish that is the actual fossil, not a reproduction. The staff are very helpful and the museum is laid out in a circular pattern that flows nicely with the different time periods of the earth while keeping geology of the earth on track. Children will find this museum very entertaining when they reach the inter most part of the dome - that is where the dinosaurs are located.

1  Thank alphawolfie
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Possibly a few dollars too much for entry but still worthwhile. Watch out for T. Rex as you pass by, she may get upset

2  Thank peter e
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great fossils from the area, but mixed with kid entertainment, like large animated, talking plastic dinosaurs. Frankly, the old Sternberg Museum on Ft. Hays University was more historic and interesting for me.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This gem in Hays does an incredible job with paleontology (aka dinosaurs) and geology. The animated full-size T. Rex may be frightening for young children. The animated life-size replicas of saber-tooth tigers, hominoids, sloths, etc were amazing. Good interpretative signage. Thorough geology/mineral section, again clearly interpreted. Value per dollar spent is much, much more than the Field Museum. It took a little less than two hours so it is a good break on I-70.

Thank IndySwimRun
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

An unexpected find, this place is great! The fossils they have here are mind blowing, some really amazing things. The boys enjoyed the rattlesnake exhibit (live rattlers), and the things they have discovered in this area are unbelievable (fish within a fish huge fossil). Neat things to see, fossils, animals, dinosaurs, spiders, snakes, prehistoric creatures, minerals, fossil dig photos and videos, a discovery room for kids, even a little "fossil" dig area for little ones, and a gift shop. Interesting for all ages!

1  Thank CalgirlP
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