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




Current Events:

West Gallery Exhibit:

His & Hers

Art Wall:

David Strom - August

Sandra Heid - September

SMA Programs:

Sep 6 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.

"Tea with Chuck & Ward"

Sep 21 - 2:00 p.m.

"Personal Adventures and

Explorations of the Northwest


August 31 - Public Planetarium,

2:00 p.m.

Phone: 712-225-3922


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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.