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Experience Life on the Wing with ‘Earthflight’

Earthflight (in 2D & 3D) is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with […]

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 […]

Experience Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean is a breathtaking view of the ocean‘s beauty and diversity. It introduces audiences to more than 30 animal species through the use of innovative new underwater filming techniques.  Trailer below! That said, this film is much more than simply a gorgeous aquatic adventure. It’s sound science. The 76-year-old ecologist and son of the late Jacques Cousteau wants to highlight […]

Pandas: The Journey Home now playing!

Pandas: The Journey Home Now playing at the Hastings Museum Theatre! Don’t miss this wonderful National Geographic film! Watch Bao Bao the panda eat, sleep, and play at the National Zoo, and learn Panda Facts on the official page. Showtimes are listed to the right! OFFICIAL PAGE HERE

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 […]

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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