Children's Museum of Central Nebraska
12th & Marian Rd.
Hours: Tues - Sat 10-6 Sun 1-5
With "hands-on" educational exhibits which explore themes of growing, living, working and creating, this is where children play to learn and adults learn to play. Interactive exhibits focus on families and groups with children up to age ten.
The Sky's the Limit Party Room is available for your celebration. Rental includes a variety of party accessories and entertainment options.
Hastings Museum of Natural & Cultural History
1330 N. Burlington Ave.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5
Fri-Sat 9-8 Sun 10-6
CLOSED MONDAY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
Hastings premiere attraction for over 80 years features the largest whooping crane display in the U.S., a hands-on Groundwater Discovery Adventure, natural animal dioramas, Native American and pioneer memorabilia, an interactive Kool-Aid exhibit, a rock and mineral collection, and many more exhibits that are sure to educate and entertain!
J.M. McDonald Planetarium
Shows Daily! Located in the Hastings Museum, this is the only Planetarium between Denver and Chicago to have daily showings. Programs change with the seasons, making learning about the universe a unique experience whenever you go.
3-D Digital Theatre
The new digital projector and 65 foot wide screen were installed in 2011 and are sure to amaze. Add in the six channel digital surround sound and some great movie munchies, and Hastings Museum is the best (and biggest!) theatre in the region! Click here for showtimes.
Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame
3900 Osborne Drive East
Open: Mon-Fri 8-5 June through August Sat 10-4 Sun 10-2
Adjacent to the Smith Softball Complex, this is the ultimate destination for any player, coach, umpire or administrator aspiring to greatness in the sport of softball, providing information about the sports' greatest athletes produced by the state of Nebraska and their accomplishments.
Hastings offers four great flavors of Kool-Aid fun! – With the new Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream exhibit at Hastings Museum and a new year-round Original Kool-Aid Factory photo op, Hastings, Neb., the birthplace of Kool-Aid, offers four great flavors of fun to fans of the iconic soft drink from around the world! Continue...