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Molly the Fire Safety Dog

Saturday, April 13 | 1 & 3 pm Molly, one of the stars of ‘Superpower Dogs’, is coming to the Museum! She is the official ambassador for the movie, an actor, model and saver of lives. Her mission is to help keep children and their families fire safe by reducing fire-related deaths and injuries with fun, […]

Live Birds of Prey at the Museum!

Nature’s Educators is returning to the Museum on Tuesday, April 23! Join us as we learn about a handful of fascinating birds! Meet live animals such as hawks, owls and vultures. Learn about their adaptations, diets, personal histories and get the chance to see them up close and personal! There will be two convenient chances […]

Experience the Night!

Saturday April 6th, 8-9:30 pm at Prairie Loft Families are invited to this unique experience provided through Hastings Museum and Prairie Loft. Activities are designed for ages 5 through adult. Great for families! Free will donations encouraged.  Join us at Prairie Loft to enjoy the semi-dark and learn about the wonders of the night! The evening […]

Stan and Ollie

Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and […]

Mary Poppins Returns

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and […]

Ocean of Grass is Back by Popular Demand

.  Did you miss our previous showings of ‘Ocean of Grass’? Don’t fret, we are bring 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, […]

Sandy Dennis Film Festival

HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 17, 2019 – Hastings Museum has announced it will be the venue for the Sandy Dennis Film Festival, April 26-28, 2019. “We’re always looking to make the most of our super screen Theatre and to bring unique content to the area,” said Becky Matticks, Hastings Museum executive director. “This does both, plus […]

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 […]

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the first time, the Hastings Museum proudly presents the showing of this year’s Oscar Nominated Short Films. We will be showing the Live Action and Animated shorts through the month of February. Ballots will be provided to vote locally for your favorite short. Can you guess the winners?  Trailer Below Come enjoy this amazing reel […]

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 […]