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Experience Life on the Wing with ‘Earthflight’

Earthflight (in 2D & 3D) is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with […]

Extreme Weather Blows into the Museum

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it’s intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather 3D takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Opens Oct. 19 Trailer Below Among the melting tidewater glaciers of Alaska, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Erin Pettit […]

Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland Returns

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Among these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique […]

Peggy Karr Glass – A beautiful opportunity to support the Museum

A beautiful opportunity to support the Museum The Hastings Museum Foundation is proud to announce Peggy Karr Glass now comes in exclusive Kool-Aid designs. Six products are offered, and designs are based on the original flavors: cherry, grape, strawberry, lemon lime, raspberry, and orange. Like all Peggy Karr glassware, they are dishwasher safe! Colors will […]

Kick-off Kool-Aid Days with our ‘After Dark’ Event

Friday, August 12, 2016 7:00-10:00 p.m. Test your Super Power Senses Smell – Guess that Kool-Aid scent Hear – Nocturnal animal sounds with Nebraska Game and Parks Taste – Identify different Kool-Aid flavor combos See – Glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt Touch – Get hands-on with fizzy cloud dough Enjoy a yummy snack & more glowtastic after-dark […]

Member Celebration June 9!

Hastings Museum is preparing for its annual Member Celebration on June 9. The event will feature the local premiere of National Parks Adventure, the high-profile film released to coincide with U.S. National Parks Centennial. The celebration also will feature activity stations provided by the National Homestead Monument, a component of the National Parks Service in […]

Flight of the Butterflies

Fossil Fun

Sat, April 23: 9-11am & Thu, April 28: 5-7pm Calling all fossil hunters! Hastings College students will be providing two programs filled with family fun at Hastings Museum Family Fun Stations include: Rocks Rock! Examine different types of rocks and minerals – then identify some mystery rocks! Great Fossil Cake Go on the tastiest fossil […]

Experience Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean is a breathtaking view of the ocean‘s beauty and diversity. It introduces audiences to more than 30 animal species through the use of innovative new underwater filming techniques.  Trailer below! That said, this film is much more than simply a gorgeous aquatic adventure. It’s sound science. The 76-year-old ecologist and son of the late Jacques Cousteau wants to highlight […]

Tri City Food Fight

Area Museums Announce Holiday “Food Fight!” HASTINGS, Neb., Oct. 23, 2015 – The “Tri City Food Fight”, a food drive for the communities of Hastings, Grand Island, and Kearney, kicks off Monday, Nov. 30. The Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, the Archway, and the Nebraska Firefighters Museums are all taking part. The aim is that each organization collects as […]

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