Sternberg Museum Of Natural History

Indoor and outdoor spaces, Valet parking

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Starting at $1,610 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 150

Starting price

$1K to start


Ceremony / Reception
Indoor / Outdoor

Sternberg Museum Of Natural History Overview

For a unique, quirky wedding day, head to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas. Calling the curious and inquisitive, the museum offers many event spaces and a variety of research, collections, and exhibitions that make for a compelling and fascinating venue. The museum’s indoor spaces are better suited for more intimate ceremonies, with capacities for up to 85 guests in the Engel Education Center. The Seibel Lobby serves as a cozy space for a cocktail hour pre- or post- ceremony, and the Expeditions Meeting Room can serve as a getting-ready room. For larger ceremonies, the 22-acre Howard Reynolds Nature Trail provides a bucolic scene with vast blue skies, endless grassland, a stream, and a pond, all of which evoke a pristine, rustic country era. It’s a lovely backdrop for a ceremony beneath the gazebo. With its variety of exhibits, venues, and pastoral setting, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History offers a delightful and amusing venue for your special day.

Venue Notes

The rental fee is $750 for a reception and ceremony and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged, please inquire with the venue for more details.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Large parking lot
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- Music must end by 11:30PM- No alcohol allowed on premises- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations