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Hey preschoolers! Bring your favorite adult to Preschool Playday at the Hastings Museum! Themes change monthly. And guess what? Preschool Playday is free for Museum Members or with regular Museum admission!

The program is limited to 15 Preschoolers. Please RSVP by noon the Friday before. Contact Visitor Services at 402-461-2399. Preschool Playday is scheduled on the second Saturday of each month. It begins at 10:00 and lasts about 45 minutes.


Upcoming Topics!
The Flightless Bird

Sat, January 12 | 10-10:45
Penguins may not be able to fly with their wings, but they sure can swim! Come join us and learn what other adaptations penguins have to serve their harsh habitat. We will also do an experiment to learn about waterproof feathers and make a penguin friend to take home.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
Pay Regular Museum Admission
Please RSVP
by noon the Friday before.


Sea Monsters

Sat, February 9 | 10-10:45
Have you ever wondered how paleontologist know so much about plants and animals that humans have never seen alive? Or why fossils are so important to study? If so, come explore our dig site and see what it is like to be a paleontologist! We will also examine real fossils and make an impression fossil

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
Pay Regular Museum Admission
Please RSVP
by noon the Friday before.


Mars Madness

Sat, March 9 | 10-10:45
Why haven’t we ever sent an astronaut to Mars? Could we live on Mars? To find out the answers to these questions and more, join us on a journey out of this world. We will also learn about robotic machines in space by investing Curiosity and InSight. To end class, we will build our very own space discovering robot machine.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
Pay Regular Museum Admission
Please RSVP
by noon the Friday before.


Mother Earth

Sat, April 13 | 10-10:45
Each year, the US trows away about 8 billion pounds of plastic bottles. If they had all been recycled, they could have been into 22 million size XL T-shirts! Join us as we learn more about recycling through a sorting game, discover what you can do to eliminate unnecessary waste, and make a craft using only materials.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
Pay Regular Museum Admission
Please RSVP
by noon the Friday before.


Water Cycle

Sat, May 11 | 10-10:45
Water is constantly on the move! Discover how rain fills up a rain cloud through a science experiment, investigate how to keep our water clean, and put your new knowledge to the test by creating a 3-D model of the water cycle to take home.

Members: FREE
Non-Members:
Pay Regular Museum Admission
Please RSVP
by noon the Friday before.


Contact Visitor Services at 402-461-2399 or at visitorservices@hastingsmuseum.org to sign up. Preschool Playday is scheduled on the second Saturday of the month, September, October, and January through May. Join us!