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Planning a school trip to Hastings Museum? We can’t wait to see you!

You can find a lot of information about our right here on our website, as we have programs for preschool/kindergarten children (including daycare), school programs (K-12), theatre programs and planetarium programs. There’s so much to do  you’ll want to make more than one visit!

Please note  that reservations are required for all school programs – just call 402-461-4629, option zero to make reservations or gather more information. We also ask that you bring a copy of your school’s Form 13 on your field trip to the Museum.

On this page, we’ve pulled together some items that may be helpful, including fees, bus parking and how we handle food and drink. Of course you can always call or email visitorservices@hastingsmuseum.org with questions.

Please note Museum hours (see box on the right side of the page), and that we’re open on Mondays only from May Day through Labor Day.

Download our 2017-2018 Educator’s Inspiration Guide for Field Trip ideas Here

School Group Fees

Note that all school groups receive special discounted admission rates! Also note there may be an additional cost for special events – just check with Museum staff. Fees apply to all students, teachers and chaperones.

Schools outside Hastings city limits
$3.00 per person for Museum admission; includes school programs and planetarium

Schools within Hastings city limits
Free admission to Museum, including school programs and planetarium! (Excludes special programs.)

Large-Format Films
$4.00 for 2D and $6.00 for 3D per person

Bring in your school, preschool or home-school group of students during the same academic year and their film discount increases with each visit:
First visit: $4.00 for 2D, $6.00 for 3D
Second visit: $3.00 for 2D, $5.00 for 3D
Third visit: $2.00 for 2D, $4.00 for 3D

Bus Unloading, Parking

Bus parking at Hastings Museum.The Museum provides free bus parking in the east parking lot.

Busses may unload in the circle drive around the flagpole at the south end of the building before parking in the east bus area.

Just click on the image to the right for a larger view.

Food and Drinks

There are many food vendors within a few blocks of the Museum. We can provide a list for you upon request.

If you’d like to bring your own food, note that there is a picnic area and shelter in a park directly east of the Museum.