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Critterman Returns with Live Rainforest Animals

Don’t miss this wonderful evening of food, fun & live animals!

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:15 pm

Film: Galapagos 3D at 5:30
Pizza & Kool-Aid from 6-7:15
Critterman at 7:15

Meet amazing animals from the rain forests of Mexico, Central & South America, and Asia. These animals are the rototillers, seed disperses, and pest controllers of the rain forests.  Every animal has its job. Discover how forest dwellers are perfectly adapted to a life in and under the canopy.

Critterman will bring a variety of creatures including: tarantulas, red tegus, a South American boa constrictor, tenrecs, ring tail lemurs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Critterman at HastingsMuseum

Children in attendance may get to become part of the program!

“Kids will have the opportunity to discover incredible adaptations that help animals survive,” said Russanne Hoff, Hastings Museum’s curator of education. “Everyone who comes will see these unique and beautiful animals up close with one of the best animal educators around.”

Want pizza? RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 3, by calling 402.461.4629.

Film, Pizza & Critterman:  $12  $16
Pizza & Critterman:  $5  $9
Critterman Only:  $4  $8

Add tax to all above prices. See a trailer for Galapagos 3D here.

Pizza served from 6-7:15 pm, which includes one slice of pizza and Kool-Aid. Additional slices of pizza can be purchased for $1, plus tax, per slice.


More About Critterman: In 1990, David and his wife, Susan, created Animal Edutainment Inc., a private, non-profit, professional, wildlife education outreach organization which develops and presents totally unique programs for youth. Their animal care facility is home to more than 50 non-releasable animals that were orphaned, injured, surplus or cast-off by previous owners.  These animals now act as ambassadors for their species.  The Klevens believe that if an animal is capable of living in the wild that is where it belongs.

Daytime shows for school groups are available on Thursday, February 4, at 9 am and 1 pm. Ticket prices for Hastings area schools are $2 for both students and adults.  Out-of-area schools are $4 for both students and adults.  Call Visitor Services at 402-461-4629 or 1-800-508-4629, option zero, to purchase tickets for school groups and for more information.







  1. Nancy Hawes says:

    I’m interested in the Feb. 4th Critterman, movie and pizza event. Do I need to register before the event? If so I would like to register myself and my 6 grandchildren. Thank you,

    Nancy HAWES

  2. If you are interested in this event please call our front desk at 402.461.2399 and they will be happy to reserve your spot. Thank you for your interest

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