Museum Stories

Summer Fun 2024

. Wow! We're REALLY looking forward to this summer! Each year we offer a new slate of Summer Fun classes to keep your kids engaged in history, art, and science. This year we're offering: Junior Rocketeers, Outdoorcore Kids, Incredible edible Art, and Kool-Aid Kingdom ... just to name a few. Classes fill quickly, register [...]

Tri City Food Fight

Each year Hastings Museum participates in the Tri-City Food Fight with the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island and The Archway in Kearney. It's a friendly way to compete and see which organization can collect the most food for their local food pantry. It's also a key way each organization gives back to the community [...]

Festival of Trees

40th Annual Festival of Trees. This FREE program allows local non-profit youth and adult clubs to showcase what their organization is all about by decorating a Christmas tree. Tree Decorating Nov. 15-19 On Display through January 2. There are limited spots available. [...]

Outdoor Classroom

Enjoy a new way to get up close with nature at the Hastings Museum. And Teachers: Ask about booking time in the Outdoor Classroom as an add-on to your field trips! Our Outdoor Classroom is designed to entice the young to explore the world around them through music, art, play, and movement. It features [...]

What a find!

HASTINGS, Neb. - Just last week, Hastings Museum installed a 6-foot, 200 lbs. statue of the Kool-Aid Man as part of the stunning update to its entrance. Kool-Aid was the brainchild of Hastings resident, Edwin Perkins. The Museum's Kool-Aid Discover the Dream exhibit explores the life of Perkins and how the brand became and [...]