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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 […]

Media Alert — Xiphactinus Installation — Jan 27

On Friday, January 27, Gary Staab, a graduate of Hastings College and Grand Island native, will be installing a 17-foot Xiphactinus (pronounced zi-fac-tin-us) sculpture in the lightwell of the Museum. These photos are of the sculpture from Gary’s studio. Gary installed the 30-foot Tylosaurus sculpture in the Museum’s lightwell back in January 2010. Click here […]

The T-Rex of the Seas Comes Alive in 3D Exclusively at Hastings Museum in “Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World”

New 3D Film Brings a Fascinating Prehistoric Underwater World Back to Life The Hastings Museum and 3D Entertainment Distribution invites you on an incredible voyage, 200 million years back in time, for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas in a new 3D movie, Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World, premiering this […]

Digital 3D theatre opening at Hastings Museum

Open house featuring free popcorn and prizes scheduled for October 29. The giant screen theatre at Hastings Museum is reopening October 26 with a new digital projector and silver screen in place — and two new 3D films that will immerse viewers in places they’ve never been and worlds they’ve never imagined. The new digital […]

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), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, supporters, […]

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