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‘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 […]

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 […]

Flight of the Butterflies

What is Flight of the Butterflies in 3D? It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle 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 […]

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 […]

The Way We Worked

 Open March 2 – April 1 2015 With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of […]

Keep Calm and Kool-Aid on!

MUSEUM ADMISSION Only $4 per person each day! plus tax Friday, AUGUST 7 Museum Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Science Stations: 1 to 5 p.m. Free Kool-Aid Stand: 1 to 5 p.m. Special Event: Kool-Aid After Dark 7-10 p.m. Special Admission applies to this activity. Planetarium: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Saturday, AUGUST 8 Museum Open: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]