Hastings Museum

1330 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings, NE 68901 - United States





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.


Vital Contributions: Women in Hastings. A look at local women who have made lasting impressions from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Wildlife Dioramas

Serial Bird Collection

The Cretaceous Sea

Insects, Sea Life & Reptiles

Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream

Naval Ammunition Depot

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