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Critterman Returns with Live 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! SOLD OUT! WOW! Thanks! Pizza & Kool-Aid: 5p Amazon Adventure in the Theatre: 6p Critterman: 7:15p Kids will love the chance to meet some […]

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.             […]

‘D-Day’ Day: Normandy 1944

Perfect for family audiences 8 to 88!   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, the Jeep, and the bulldozer. Trailer Below Blending animation, CGI, […]

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 […]

National Parks Adventure!

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure. Go 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. These wonders are all found within America’s most […]

Kool-Aid Days at Hastings Museum

2017 Calendar ONLY $4 MUSEUM ADMISSION Each Day per person! +tax Friday, AUGUST 11 Museum Open: 9 am to 8 pm Kool-Aid Stand: 1 to 5 pm Activity Stations: 1 to 5 pm Planetarium: 1, 2, & 3 pm Saturday, AUGUST 12 Museum Open: 9 am to 8 pm Kool-Aid Stand: 1 to 5 pm Solar Observing: […]

Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea

The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years. Naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier, is a masterpiece of technology. Audiences will find themselves aboard a carrier alongside […]

Total Solar Eclipse

Don’t miss it: August 21, 2017! You’ll begin seeing the ‘first bite’ of the eclipse at 11:34 a.m. Totality begins at 12:58 p.m. and will last for two minutes and 14 seconds in Hastings. There’s so much to learn prior to the big day! This video explains the eclipse and some of the new terms you need […]

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