In terms of scientific holdings, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History ranks among the best of natural history museums. No other state university the size of Fort Hays State has a natural history museum comparable in size and scientific importance as the Sternberg. Our collections include one of the finest assemblies of Pteranodon material, the largest collection of fossil grass seeds, and a truly outstanding collection of Cretaceous marine and Neogene terrestrial vertebrate fossils. These are complemented by excellent collections of modern biological material, remarkable mammals, reptiles, and plants.
Sternberg Museum of Natural History believes in the power of hands-on learning and puts it into practice in their Discovery Room. With real specimens from the Great Plains, children will have the freedom to formulate questions and look for the answers inside the room. Sternberg hopes that visitors will learn the value of the discovery process and use it throughout their