Hastings Museum

Established: 1927
Physical Location/Address: 1330 N. Burlington Ave.
City: Hastings
County: Adams
Hours: 9-7:00 pm Monday – Saturday; 1:00 – 6:00pm on Sunday
Organization’s email: [email protected]
Organization’s Phone: (402) 461-2399
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Special events or exhibits relating to Nebraska’s 150: March 4, 2017 Opening of our 150th Anniversary Exhibit (still to be named!) April 22, 2017 our Sesquicentennial event 1-4pm.
Description: Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a Theatre with a 65-foot wide screen and large domed Planetarium, we house dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats, allowing you to get an up close look at many amazing creatures!
We also chronicle the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains, from paleo-Indians to euro-Americans, while providing a look back at the creatures that used to roam this area and swim in Cretaceous Sea. Of course you’ll also discover how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success.
Hastings Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, connects people to the world – and universe – through educational programs, exhibits and films, and inspires greater public respect for and understanding of our past and future.