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Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland Opens June 14 at Hastings Museum For more than 150 years, Coney Island, a strip of sand at the mouth of New York Harbor, has occupied a singular place in the American imagination. From a beginning as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an amusement […]

Tornado Alley Returns to the Super Screen

Tornado Alley Showing May 28-31 Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and […]

Hastings Museum Introduces Low Sensory Sundays

HASTINGS, Neb., Feb. 14, 2019 –  Hastings Museum debuts Low Sensory Sundays, Feb. 17. Each Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, the Museum will lower sounds and lights, and post signs on interactive exhibits that communicate which buttons will trigger audio. “The idea is to create a calmer atmosphere,” said Russanne Hoff, curator of education. “When […]

Superpower Dogs Now Showing

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

6 Ways a Museum can Kill You

6 Ways a Museum can Kill You You might think working at a museum is a fairly risk-free gig. You’d be mistaken. Here are just a few ways a museum can kill you: Arsenic & Old Animals Many of the animals in our Museum are adorable. But, please—no cuddling! Traditional methods of preserving and mounting animals […]

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 […]