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Hastings Museum


Becky Tideman

(402) 461-2399

Museum Website

Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM


Child: $6

Senior: $7

Adult: $8

(plus tax)

Theatre admission extra

Call for group rates and school pricing


1330 N Burlington Avenue

Hastings, NE 68901

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Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. It features a super screen 3D Theatre; a full dome Planetarium; and dozens of exhibits that feature animal species set in their natural habitats. The Museum chronicles the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains, from paleo-Indians to euro-Americans, and provides a look back at the creatures that used to roam this area and swim in the Cretaceous Sea. Visitors also will discover how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, Neb., came to be such a success.  The Nature Nook, highlights conservation of Nebraska's natural habitats, including prairies, wetlands, and rivers, as well as agricultural settings and urban environments.  Hastings Museum is among only 5% of museums in the country accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information and events, see

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