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 Museum's newest permanent exhibit, 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 HastingsMuseum.org.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
1330 N Burlington Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901