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Hastings Museum

1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901
+1 402-461-2399
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Great place for people of all ages

We've been members of the Hastings Museum for nearly a year. We have found it well worth the... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
via mobile
Spent an hour in the Nature Nook

With small children, the nature nook was a great place for them to roam and explore. Plus, the room... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Lauren H
Clemson, South Carolina
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
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“kool aid” (32 reviews)
“imax theater” (10 reviews)
“small town” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901
+1 402-461-2399
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We've been members of the Hastings Museum for nearly a year. We have found it well worth the membership and will certainly renew. We have young kids, and they love it. There are multiple exhibits where kids can touch items , sand upstairs there is...More

Thank megpie09
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

With small children, the nature nook was a great place for them to roam and explore. Plus, the room is small and contained. We also loved the interactive dime store in the cool-aid exhibit. This is a half day affair.

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

World War II armaments, the home of Kool-Aid, civil War history in the migration of the sandhill crane all the weight you if you experience all three floors of this museum. There is also a planetarium video and an IMAX theater. I love the exhibits...More

1  Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 24 September 2016

One of the best Museum in the area, well organized and alot of history within these walls. We have visited this museum many, many times, and will be back.

1  Thank inspectrdad
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My family and I recently visited this museum. Given the size of the town its located in I was surprised at how much was inside. Most of the displays were old but the kids found it interesting enough and the Kool-aid history was very cool.

1  Thank Hdtoth
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Something for everyone of all ages! Exhibits and interesting and educational and FUN! "Hey Kool-Aide"! Planetarium and Super Screen Theatre and a Bonus!

1  Thank Francine L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Over the years have had many great experiecesat the museum. They have many programs that are fun to attend or it's a good place to visit. The varitey of well kept exhibts has something for everyone.

1  Thank Ssan87
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love taxidermy, rocks, gems and fossils, and Kool Aid this is your museum. My kids enjoyed the museum, but give yourself plenty of time. So much to see and so many great pictures to take..Oh yeah!

1  Thank lefdal
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The museum in this small town is deceiving, didn't look very big from the outside but they have it packed full! Great for any interest, cars, guns, animals, rocks, Indians and settlers, nature lovers. It has a kids center along with a library and they...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great collection very well presented for visitors of all ages. Well worth the admission price, do not plan to hurry through there is allot to see and enjoy.

1  Thank Va21
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