Real weird.

Let’s work together to deliver a little normal. We’ll help your students get up close to natural and cultural history however we can. Want to join us in the building? Check out our in-person programs, they make great field trips. If you come to us, it’s easy to add on a film in our Theatre, or show in the Planetarium.

Can’t make the trip? Try our NEW Virtual Field Trips. These can be delivered from the Museum to your school or directly to your students’ homes for at-home learning days.

We’ve also just introduced: Astronomy Spotlight. It’s a new video series that will preview what students can look for in the night sky each month. It joins our other free online offerings: more than 30 webisodes of the Museum Minute, more than 20 Museum Storytime videos, and two online exhibits (more will follow). We hope you take a look.

And finally, if you’re school is located in Hastings, we’ll bring the Museum to your classroom!

Please note that reservations are required for all school programs. Call (402) 461-2399 to make reservations or gather more information. We also ask that you bring your tax exempt number on your field trip to the Museum.

Request a call to book today!
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Kids deserve a field trip. You deserve an assist.



The Museum provides free bus parking in the east parking lot.

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


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.


Hey, Kool-Aid!

  • Kool-Aid Postcard
  • 1 Rock Candy
  • Kool-Aid Single with bottle of water
  • Kool-Aid Pencil

Rock & Fossils

  • Shark’s Tooth
  • Arrowhead
  • Native American Pencil
  • 1 Rock Candy
  • Martin Brother Postcard

People of the Plains

  • Dream Catcher
  • Ammonite
  • Worry Stone
  • Rock Jar
  • Museum Pencil

Shoot for the Stars

  • Space Write Pack with pencil, eraser, and note pad
  • Space Shuttle Sharpener
  • Glow in the Dark Moon, Stars, and Planets

If any of the items listed above is out of stock, an appropriate substitution will be made. Discounts do not apply.

Orders should be placed in advanced to the teacher before the trip. Payment must be submitted along with this Order Form. Your order will be ready for pick up at the Hastings Museum Store when your tour is over.

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