Hastings Museum Of Natural And Cultural History

1330 North Burlington Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901

402-461-4629

About Us

Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a theatre with a 70-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 Association 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.

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