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Sandy Dennis Film Festival

HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 17, 2019 – Hastings Museum has announced it will be the venue for the Sandy Dennis Film Festival, April 26-28, 2019. “We’re always looking to make the most of our super screen Theatre and to bring unique content to the area,” said Becky Matticks, Hastings Museum executive director. “This does both, plus […]

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the first time, the Hastings Museum proudly presents the showing of this year’s Oscar Nominated Short Films. We will be showing the Live Action and Animated shorts through the month of February. Ballots will be provided to vote locally for your favorite short. Can you guess the winners?  Trailer Below Come enjoy this amazing reel […]

Superpower Dogs Coming Soon to the Super Screen

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. As we […]

Turtle Odyssey Splashes onto the Super Screen

  Meet Bunji, the star of Turtle Odyssey. This epic underwater film explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. Sea […]

Explore America’s Music on the Super Screen

America’s Musical Journey follows singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music and explores the great musical cities. New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, and New York City are home to electrifying art forms like jazz, the blues, country, soul, and rock and roll were born. In America’s musical cities, every chord, […]

Come see (and HEAR!) Noteworthy: Musical Instruments Through Time

On display June 22 – October 28! More than 20 instruments are on display to tie in with our newest film, America’s Musical Journey! Not only will you have the chance to see instruments that helped to shape the history of music, but you can hear them too. The informative panels detailing each instrument include […]

Kool-Aid Man is promoting a new product!

Kool-Aid Man is done breaking through people’s walls to promote his eponymous flavored drink mix, at least for a new campaign for Kool-Aid Sparklers. While the pitcher-shaped character still rumbles out his signature phrase, “Oh yeah,” he finds himself in more relaxed situations in a series of 15-second spots and social media activations by Mcgarrybowen. The […]

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

  All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World will take you on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, you’ll witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world […]

Peggy Karr Glass – A beautiful opportunity to support the Museum

A beautiful opportunity to support the Museum The Hastings Museum Foundation is proud to announce Peggy Karr Glass now comes in exclusive Kool-Aid designs. Six products are offered, and designs are based on the original flavors: cherry, grape, strawberry, lemon lime, raspberry, and orange. Like all Peggy Karr glassware, they are dishwasher safe! Colors will […]

Earth, Moon and Sun rises in planetarium

“Earth, Moon and Sun” is a wonderful, new fulldome program coming to the Hastings Museum planetarium in February. While especially designed for children in grades 2-5, it’s really fun for everyone! This fulldome program explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, a fun character adapted from Native American […]