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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 […]

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. […]

A great event the whole family will dig!

Calling all fossil detectives for an evening of family fun. Dig for fossils. Experience a black-light scavenger hunt. Bring in your own fossils for identification. Catch a special prehistoric ‘Sky Tonight’ planetarium show. Temporary dinosaur tattoos, microscopes, and more! Get your passport stamped at each station, then turn in your completed passport for a prize! […]

National Exhibit Illuminates Life ‘In The Dark’

‘In The Dark’ is a national traveling exhibit now on display at Hastings Museum. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration. Discover the fascinating world of things that go bump in the night! Crawl inside a giant bat head, experience life as a termite, and explore the worlds of bobcats, skunks, and cicadas when […]

Planetarium: Go on an adventure to the stars with Big Bird!

Join your favorite friends from “Sesame Street” and explore the night sky in “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” at the Hastings Museum Planetarium! Debuting during Winter Celebration on Jan. 19, 2013, you’ll be able to tag along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take an […]

Earth, Moon and Sun rises in planetarium

“Earth, Moon and Sun” is a wonderful, new fulldome program coming to the Hastings Museum planetarium in February. While especially designed for children in grades 2-5, it’s really fun for everyone! This fulldome program explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, a fun character adapted from Native American […]

Hastings Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

Accreditation from the American Association of Museums acknowledges Hastings Museum’s commitment to excellence and professional standards. HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 10, 2011 – The Hastings Museum announced today that it has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This is the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to […]

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