The Sternberg Museum of Natural History advances an appreciation and understanding of Earth's natural history and the evolutionary forces that impact it.


April-Sept: Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm; Sun 1-6 pm
Oct-March: Tue-Sat 9 am-6 pm; closed Mon

Adult $9
Age 4-12 $6
Age 60+ $7
FHSU Student $5

Contact Information

3000 Sternberg Drive
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4286

Location Type


Site Info

Research Library
Wheel Chair Accessible

Though this site is outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its stories connect with heritage area themes and stories.

With an emphasis on the Great Plains, our goals are accomplished through research, publications, collections, interpretive exhibits, and educational programs created by our staff, colleagues, and community.

The Sternberg Research Library is open for use by FHSU students and faculty, as well as by visiting researchers. Materials are to be used within the museum under the supervision of the Zoological Collections Manager. In rare instances, items can be checked out only if approved by the Zoological Collections Manger and Curatorial Staff. Plans are underway to create a searchable database of library holdings. For more information or to coordinate a visit, please contact Curtis J. Schmidt at (785)650-2447 (cell) or (785)628-5504 (office), or by e-mail at

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