Sternberg Museum of Natural History

LASR - Hays, Kansas - Sternberg Museum of Natural HistoryWithin the new four story domed museum at its new location, you will find a recreated day 88 million years ago when the mighty Tyrannosaurus haunted the land and Kansas was covered by an inland sea.

Visitors will be able to walk among several animated life-sized dinosaurs in a fully restored environment and experience the life of some of the most spectacular creatures that ever lived. Under the Kansas seaway, visitors come face to face with giant sea-swimming lizards and fish that lived millions of years ago.

The unique feature exhibit is a 10,000 sq. ft. walk through diorama. Visitors will walk through the Kansas Sea, exploring the environment that produced the rocks and fossils of western Kansas. On display will be the fossils for which the museum is famous, including the 14 foot long "fish within a fish."

Children will be able to enjoy a hands-on experience in the Discovery Room. Specimens from the museum's collection are included along with live animals and will be able to participate in a dinosaur dig.



Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday & Monday, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

(Labor Day - Memorial Day)

Tuesday - Thursday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Monday, opening - 8 p.m.

Summer Hours (and all of March)

Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday - Monday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Adults $5
(ages 18-60)
Youth $3
(ages 2-17)
Students $3
(with a valid FHSU ID)
Seniors $3

For Group Reservations call (785) 628-5298

Free Admission for:

Museum Members
Members of ASTC-member museums
Children under two
Sternberg Museum Active Volunteers

Experience the Past at the new location: 3000 Sternberg Drive

To: Ellis County
To: Hays