Experience life up close in the Hastings Museum’s three floors of natural and cultural history. Enjoy 3-D and 2-D educational and entertaining films on the Lied Super Screen, presenting some of the best digital audio and visual experiences in central Nebraska. View full dome astronomy shows in the Planetarium.
Featured exhibits: Wildlife Diorama Hall, People of the Plains, Serial Collection of more than 200 birds (largest in Nebraska), Lock-Stock-&-Barrel with more than 500 firearms, Coin Vault, Rocks-Minerals-&-Fossils, Traveling in Style-Antique Vehicles, Insects-Reptiles-Sea Life, Cretaceous Sea, and Where We Live. The East Gallery features changing exhibits from local and regional interests as well as national traveling exhibits. Get interactive with the Kool-Aid exhibit and learn about its roots in Hastings.
NEW Permanent Exhibit: NATURE NOOK, explore Nebraska’s environments up close: prairies, wetlands, rivers, agricultural habitats, and more! Real animal mounts. Custom murals. Interactive stations for the kids. And facts and fun around every corner.
Closed on Mon, Sep-Apr. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. Museum admission: $8/adult (ages 13-59), $7/senior (ages 60+), $6/child (ages 3-12), ages 2 & under free admission. 3-D Lied Super Screen films: $10/adult, $9/senior, $8/child. 2-D Lied Super Screen films: All Seats $4.50. Group rates and other discounts available.