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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 […]

Xiphactinus Comes to Life

Watch award-winning paleo-artist Gary Staab and his staff painstakingly recreate a 65 million year old Xiphactinus fish in this time elapse video. It is simply amazing!

Experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS!

Mark Hamill narrates this journey from our Sun to the edge of a Black Hole. Every star has a story. Some are faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day within vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, […]

Could a quetzalcoatlus fly up to 80 mph?

With a wingspan of up to 40 ft. and a beak that’s 8.2 ft. long, the quetzalcoatlus is the biggest animal to have ever flown. When standing it would have been eye-to-eye with a giraffe! It’s giant wings allowed it to launch itself to a speed of 35 mph with a single powerful press up […]

Hastings Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

Accreditation from the American Association of Museums acknowledges Hastings Museum’s commitment to excellence and professional standards. HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 10, 2011 – The Hastings Museum announced today that it has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This is the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to […]

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