- TripBuzz found 6 things to do with kids in or near Hays, Kansas.
- From Sternberg Museum of Natural History to Heartland Academy of Gymnastics & Dance, the Hays area offers 15 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Colleges & Universities, Natural History Museums and Historic Sites.
- Hays is the largest city in Northwest Kansas and features a blend of abundant natural land and modern amenities. The vibrant, family-friendly area is home to many attractions including a natural history museum, historic museums and landmarks, sports fields, local parks, a downtown shopping district and many festivals and fairs.
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3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601 MoreLess Info
Geology, paleontology, botany, and animal life are the domains depicted in the permanent collection of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. There are more than 80,000 items included in this collection.
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1803 General Custer Road, Hays, KS 67601 MoreLess Info
Offering gymnastics training for kids, Heartland Academy of Gymnastics & Dance hosts kids night out events where kids can participate in activities and games. The center also offers birthday party packages that include a chaperon and organized play time.
With the fort active until 1889, the Fort Hays State Historic Site includes a visitor's center, the parade ground, and 4 of the historic buildings: 2 officers' quarters, the blockhouse, and the guardhouse. The exhibits describe the construction of the fort, as well as the conflict with the plains Indians.
Sternberg Museum of Natural History features a replicated fossil dig site and includes many dinosaurs exhibits. It also has a discovery room for interactive learning, and a nature trail with a guide for identifying native plants.
With at least 330 bird species spotted over one year, the Cheyenne Bottoms cover 41,000 acres of wetland and is a very popular place among bird-watchers. The Education Center displays other animals which can be found in the area, from fish to salamanders.
The ten-room limestone cabin is at the center of the Garden of Eden, a garden which is made entirely from concrete-built sculptures. There are more than 200 sculptures in here. The Garden of Eden is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The small Kansas Oil & Gas Museum charts the oil exploration history of the local area that began in 1886. Along with the historical exhibits, the museum boasts information about geology and products made from oil.
Walnut Bowl offers a variety of attractions for the whole family. The center, along with its indoor bowling lanes, offers outdoor miniature golf on it's picturesque eighteen hole course, as well as a pizzeria and party packages.