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Citizen Science in the Classroom Workshop

Hastings Museum will be hosting a workshop for educators and after school providers regarding Citizen Science in the Classroom. This workshop is targeted to those who teach or work with early elementary-middle school. To register, please contact Jamie Bachmann. Jamie.Bachmann@nebraska.gov or 402.370.3374.

Museum Day Live!

Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day Live! is an annual event that offers free admission to participating museums and cultural institutions across the country!   Saturday, September 23 is the day that a Museum Day Live! ticket will grant free admission to the Hastings Museum. Download your ticket here. Each ticket offers free admission to the […]

Veteran’s Day NAD Tours

  If you haven’t had a chance to experience one yet, we are offering more NAD Bus Tours! Get a sense of what it was like to live in Hastings during one of its booming periods. The city’s population nearly doubled between 1942 and 1943. Where did they live and work? These tours often sell out, […]

Special Screening of “The Vietnam War”

Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations invite you to attend a special screening of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick! Trailer Below   The Vietnam War is a 10-part, 18 hour film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick that explores the epic story of the Vietnam war. The film includes testimonies […]


In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, […]

All 3 Hobbit Movies on our Big Screen? Now That’s What I’m Tolkien About!

“That’s What I’m Tolkien About Conversation Club” has worked with us again to bring you the Hobbit Trilogy in extended editions! Saturday, September 23 Join us for one, two, or all three movies. See the Facebook event here. Tickets are $6.50 per movie for a total of $19.50 for all three films. 9:00 am – […]


Royal Albert Hall adds a truly magical quality to the performance it hosts. Two recent concerts from two classic acts are making their way to the Hastings Museum. Each for one night only! Tickets $12+tax. Save these dates! Eric Clapton Saturday, October 7 – 7:15p In 2015, Clapton turned 70 and performed his 200th concert […]

Mobile Astronomy Unit visiting for Kool-Aid Days!

Just announced! Slooh astronomers and their mobile astronomy unit will visit the Hastings Museum Sunday, Aug. 13, 1-2:30p. We are their sixth stop on their cross-country trek to experience the solar eclipse, just after the Nashville Zoo and the Saint Louis Science Center. At each stop, the Slooh’s astronomers will conduct solar observing, explain the science […]

NET Vietnam Film Screening

  The Museum is proud to host a special screening of The Vietnam War! Trailer Below THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on […]

National Parks Adventure returns for a limited time

Opens June 10 Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor […]

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