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Full Steam Ahead!

  All aboard the Transcontinental Express! Join us for some traintastic fun on a day when your child is out of school. We will take a virtual tour of the Durham’s train cars, build our own railroad to take home, watch the large format film Rocky Mountain Express (with popcorn!), and play a choose your own adventure train game. October 21, […]

Rocky Mountain Express

Now Showing All aboard for the ultimate in romantic railway travel. Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms […]

Amazing Grace

The documentary “Amazing Grace” is two days of Baptist church condensed to 90 minutes and injected directly into your soul. Shot in 1972 over a 48-hour period in Watts’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, this stirring document captured the live recording of the most successful gospel album in history, Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace. At the height of […]

We’re Promising the Moon

We’re hosting special events for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Plus, we’re well known for stellar educational opportunities all year round. Learn more about the Moon at the Hastings Museum! Anniversary Weekend & Beyond! Pie & The Sky | Fri, July 19, 8:30 – 10p Join us for a family event on the eve […]

Disneynature’s PENGUINS

  Disneynature’s Penguins Opens June 14 An Adélie penguin named Steve joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard […]

Special Museum Tours for Father’s Day Weekend

We love dads and we know you do too. From hunting, fishing, and golf to corny jokes and crazy ties–they’re the best! And they deserve a Museum tour dedicated to their special weekend! Join the Hastings Museum June 15 & 16 for four tours with a paternal theme: Dad Things. Learn about a few of […]

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 […]

Ocean of Grass is Back by Popular Demand

.  Did you miss our previous showings of ‘Ocean of Grass’? Don’t fret, we are bringing it back! The American cattle ranch, an icon of the United States, projects an enticing historical version of hard working people living close to nature on the plains of the west. The McGinn Ranch, first settled in the 1880’s, […]

Hastings Museum Introduces Low Sensory Hours

On the 3rd Friday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 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 a sound unexpectedly comes through a speaker, […]