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Nat Geo’s Photo Ark Docks in Hastings

Opens February 5 National Geographic photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark in 1985. This archive of intimate and stunning portraits includes birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. To date, Sartore has visited over 40 countries and photographed more than 6,000 species to inspire people to care and help protect these […]

‘Ferdinand’ Charges into the Museum

Ferdinand is a young bull who is adopted by a girl who lives on a farm. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares […]

Critics Adore ‘Loving Vincent’

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film! Van Gogh is not only famous for his paintings, but for his tortured life, perhaps most notably for cutting off his ear and shooting himself while at his easel. He painted to the bitter end of his unhappy misunderstood life. He is the world’s totemic […]

Critterman Returns with Live Rainforest Animals

Don’t miss this wonderful evening of food, fun & live animals! Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 The Museum will offer an evening of family fun featuring pizza, a large-format film, and Critterman! Pizza & Kool-Aid: 5p Amazon Adventure in the Theatre: 6p Critterman: 7:15p Kids will love the chance to meet some of the animals we […]

PBS Kids brings ‘Odd Squad’ movie to Hastings Museum

We are thrilled to announce that NET and PBS KIDS are bringing two sneak peak screenings of Odd Squad | World Turned Odd to the Hastings Museum! Trailer below FREE MOVIE ADMISSION! Join us Sat., Jan. 6, for a chance to see this movie ahead of its January 15 debut on PBS! Two Shows: 11 a.m. 1 […]

The Tri-City Food Fight is on!

The Tri-City Food Fight pits the Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, and the Archway in Kearney against each other to see who can raise the most food for local food pantries during the holiday season. All food collected goes toward local food pantries. To participate, simply drop non-perishable food items off at collection points at one […]

Spirits & Interesting People: SIP!

Join us Saturday, Jan. 27, from 7-11 PM, for a cocktail party that puts a spotlight on cool careers and hobbies! It’s a cocktail party with a twist! We’ve got libations and a group of experts with interesting jobs and hobbies. You’ll get a chance to meet them and learn about the odd and interesting […]

Wild about Mammals Workshop | NE Game & Parks

We are excited to host the Nebraska Game & Parks for an educator workshop revolving around mammals! In this FREE educator workshop we will explore many different topics that meet Nebraska state standards regarding mammals. Topics include; food chains/food webs, adaptations and characteristics, habitats, basic anatomy, life cycles, etc.             […]

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and bio-diverse Amazon rainforest. As a young man, Bates risked his life for science in the 1850’s. He unearthed the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others to help […]

‘D-Day’ Returns for Veterans Day

Perfect for family audiences 8 to 88! ‘D-Day’ Returns for Veterans Day Showing Daily, November 3-12 at 3pm Narrated by Tom Brokaw, this inspiring movie pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. It explains the Allied operation and details five keys to victory: the Liberty Ship, the C-47 “SkyTrain,” two-and-a-half-ton trucks, […]

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