Museum Stories

New Discounts

Visit Today! Through Museums for All, people receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can pay reduced admission to more than 1,200 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card and a photo ID. Hastings Museum is now a proud participant in this program! So, if your family receives SNAP benefits, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]