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Film Adaptation of Award-Winning Chicano Novel to Debut at Hastings Museum

Based on the controversial, award-winning Chicano novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio (Luke Ganalon), growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera (healer) named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about […]

Planetarium: Go on an adventure to the stars with Big Bird!

Join your favorite friends from “Sesame Street” and explore the night sky in “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” at the Hastings Museum Planetarium! Debuting during Winter Celebration on Jan. 19, 2013, you’ll be able to tag along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an […]

Journey to a lost age of mighty snow beasts in ‘Titans of the Ice Age’

In Titans of the Ice Age you’ll be transported via our 65-foot-wide giant screen to the beautiful and other-worldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia some 10,000 years before modern civilization. Breathtaking computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life — from saber-toothed cats and cave bears, to dire wolves and woolly mammoths, […]

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Native American Portrait Art by Marilyn Belschner

This exclusive art exhibit will be on display in the East Gallery Oct. 14 through Nov. 15, 2012. Members can attend the free artist reception and experience art up close with the artist!  Click here for info.  Not a member?  Become one for as little as $40!

‘Season of Light’ burns bright in Hastings Museum Planetarium

Take a journey in this full dome show that explores holiday traditions from cultures around the world. See how these traditions have been incorporated into our modern celebration without leaving the warm, comfy seats in our planetarium! The show ties together the themes of Christmas – evergreens, light, and Santa Claus, among many others – […]

Civil War exhibit, costal reef film and deep-space planetarium show among summer fare at Hastings Museum

History buffs, space fans and coral reef enthusiasts will find their niche this summer at the Hastings Museum! “Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit,” created by the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be on temporary display at Hastings Museum from May 26 through Labor Day. The 2,500 square-foot exhibit focuses on […]

Look Up! It’s the Aurora Borealis?

Observers in Central Nebraska may have a chance to see the illusive Aurora Borealis also known as the Northern Lights. They are rare from Central Nebraska, indeed all of Nebraska. However, the Sun has been very active this week. The sunspot known as AR1429 has hurled at least two major X-class flares (the strongest type) […]

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!

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