Sanford Museum & Planetarium
117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012



Side shot of museum


Current Events:
West Gallery Exhibit:
Coming soon:
STEMulate your brain!

Art Wall
Brenda Backman - March 2014
Daniel Marks - April 2014
Kimberly Baxter Packwoods -May 2014

SMA Programs:
Apr 6 (Sunday) - 2:00 p.m.   "Dollar a Day Boys" with Bill Jamerson - this is a joint program with the Cherokee Public Library

Mar. 30-Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.
Apr 27-Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.
May 25 -Public Planetarium, 2:00 P.M.

Located in Cherokee, Iowa, the Sanford Museum and Planetarium has exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Paleontology. The museum was made possible through a trust fund established by the late Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Sanford of Cherokee, in memory of their only son, Tiel.

It was their intention to create a charitable trust for historical, cultural and educational purposes that was to be free and open to the public.

The facility was officially opened to the public in 1951. Since then, more than one million visitors have viewed exhibits, attended demonstrations, and taken part in a wide variety of activities.