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This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! Registration for Summer Fun classes is NOW OPEN. Class details are listed below by date. Call soon!

The Ashley Kulwicki Scholarship is available for students to participate in the Hastings Museum’s Summer Fun program. To apply, students must qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Funds are limited, and covers 2/3 of the class fee. Limit one scholarship per person. To apply with a scholarship, please fill out the scholarship registration form for Summer Fun classes and bring them to the Hastings Museum or mail it to Hastings Museum, P.O. Box 1286, Hastings, NE 68902.

To register, call Hastings Museum at 402.461.2399 or

Download Non Scholarship Registration Form Here Download Scholarship Registration Form Here
Cost of Classes
Members
Non-Members

 Destination Imagination
$45
$50

 Pinteresting Projects
$45
$50

 Stop Motion Animation
$45
$50

 All Others
$35
$40

Fees are due at time of enrollment and are refundable up to 7 days prior to the first day of class.
Grade levels refer to the grade your child will enter in the Fall of 2018. Classes require advance registration. To register, please call the Museum at 402.461.2399 or complete the form above and return it to the Museum with payment.
Sign-up deadline for each class is the Friday before. In order to provide adequate supplies for each class, deadlines are firm.
Photo Disclaimer: Registrants and participants permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their children during Hastings ­Museum activities for publication and use as the Museum deems necessary.
Minimum and maximum number of participants for each class are in parentheses after the date and time. Example: (10/20)

Harry Potter (Grades 3-6)

June 1, 9a-4p (15/30)
Instructors: Becki Kulwicki and Rita Will
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
Calling all First Years to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Whether you’re a muggle or a witch, you are bound to find some fun by entering Platform 9 3/4. We’ll be brewing up some mischief and magic as only Gryffindor students can. Get your creative juices  flowing by constructing your very own wand and enjoy chocolate frogs from Bertie Bots. Fly on over and join us in this mystical, magical day! Requirements: A love of Harry Potter! If you have read the first book, that would be helpful. Feel free to dress like a wizarding student. Note: Students need to bring their own Harry Potter themed lunch. Two snacks will be provided.

Pinteresting Projects (Grades 3-6)

June 5-7, 1-5p (10/20) **Full. Waiting List Available**
Instructors: Katie Karr and Russanne Hoff
Member: $45; Non-Member: $50
Do you like to get your art and craft on? If so, join us for three days of DIY fun! We’ll do at least two projects per day, including animal mask mounts, glass patterned plates, melted crayon art, and suncatchers. We will also experiment with different types of paints and paint brushes to create unique pieces of art.

Destination Imagination (Grades PreK-K)

June 11-15, 10a-12p (8/15) **Full. Waiting List Available**
June 25-29, 10a-12p (8/15) **Full. Waiting List Available**

Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $45; Non-Member: $50
Let your imagination run free while we build sculptures, finger paint sunsets, and smash paint on our canvas. Each day, students will explore a new way to create a work of art to take home. Note: This art class is for children going into preschool and kindergarten.

Destination Imagination (Grades 1-2)

June 11-15, 1-3p (10/20) **Full. Waiting List Available**
Just added! June 25-29, 1-3p (10/20)

Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $45; Non-Member: $50
Let your imagination run free while we build sculptures, finger paint sunsets, and smash paint on our canvas. Each day, students will explore a new way to create a work of art to take home. Note: This art class is for children going into first and second grades.

American Girl Fun (Grades 3-6) 

June 11-15, 1-3p (10/20) 
Instructor: Russanne Hoff
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
It will be non-stop fun as we discover the worlds of Kaya, Felicity, Nanea, Julie, and 2018 Girl of the Year Luciana. We will search Museum exhibits and artifacts for clues about their lives, visit the planetarium, play old school games, make 70s-inspired art, explore the depths of volcanoes, and more! Feel free to bring your American Girl doll, or other 18″ doll, with you.

Pow! Bang! Pop!: Comics 101 (Grades 4-6)

June 22, 9a-4p (15/30) 
Instructors: Beth and Mark Funkey
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. We will look at different types of superheroes to learn what makes them special and how their stories get told through comic books, graphic novels, TV shows, and movies. We will also explore at what it’s like to collect comic books and how to start your own collection. Note: Students need to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Wild Things (3 year olds)

July 9-13, 10a -12p (8/15) 
Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
The world is full of creatures roaming the land and seas. Come discover new things about mammals, reptiles, dinosaurs, and more through games and art. We will learn why chameleons change colors, how we discovered what dinosaurs looked like, and end the week by creating our own imaginary animals. Note: This preschool class is only for children who will be three year olds by the first day of class.

Wild Things (4-5 year olds)

July 9-13, 1-3p (8/15) **Full. Waiting List Available**
Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
The world is full of creatures roaming the land and seas. Come discover new things about mammals, reptiles, dinosaurs, and more through games and art. We will learn why chameleons change colors, how we discovered what dinosaurs looked like, and end the week by creating our own imaginary animals. Note: This preschool class is only for children who will be four or five years old by the first day of class.

Backyard Nature (K-2)

July 16-20, 10a-12p (10/20)  **Full. Waiting List Available**
Instructor: Russanne Hoff
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
Bats and insects and plants…oh my! You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the natural world. We will explore the Museum’s backyard as we investigate our favorite tree, examine textures in nature, learn about different types of animals, pretend to be bats, play with plants, and more!

Full STEAM Ahead (Grades 4-6)

July 23-27, 10a-12p (10/20) 
Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
It is time to buckle up and put on your thinking caps! Students will solve STEAM-based challenges to figure out ways to move a car without touching it, build a flashlight, and construct a floatation device without using air. We will also draw creative inspiration from the large format film, “Dream Big.”

Science Investigation (Grades 2-3)

July 23-27, 10a-12p (10/20) **Full. Waiting List Available**
Instructor: Russanne Hoff
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
Calling all curious kids! Ever wonder why some things melt, fly, grow, or separate? Wonder no more! We will experiment with science we can eat, create static electricity slime, make a sandwich bag explode, race rockets with our friends, and more. Each day will be a different adventure in hands-on science fun!

Animation Adventures (K-2)

July 30-August 3, 10a-12p (10/20) **Full. See afternoon time below**
Just added! July 30-August 3, 1-3p (10/20)

Instructor: Katie Karr
Member: $35; Non-Member: $40
This week we become a part of our favorite movies! Each day we will embark on new adventures inspired by the movie of the day; such as hunting for Pride Rock, trying to keep Olaf from melting in the summer heat, and building custom race cars win the Piston Cup.

Stop Motion Animation (Grades 4-6)

July 31-August 2, 1-5p (10/20)
Instructor: Russanne Hoff
Member: $45; Non-Member: $50
Ever wanted to create your own movie, but didn’t know how? The Museum is  here to help! We will make an animal diorama come to life through stop motion animation. At the end of the week, you will present your final product to your awestruck adult.