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Address: 1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901
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+1 402-461-2399
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Museum and IMAX theater complex that features a natural history collection...

Museum and IMAX theater complex that features a natural history collection of fossil and mineral displays, American Indian items and bird exhibits.

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I have been going to the museum since i was a kid. Some interesting displays and if you don't have anything to do, worth spending a few hours here. Exceeded my expectations for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jimmuller402
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the museum since i was a kid. Some interesting displays and if you don't have anything to do, worth spending a few hours here. Exceeded my expectations for a museum not being in a huge city, but this isn't something of Field Museum's caliber.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 a teepee and a log cabin with items in each to use for playing pretend... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 of the really old cars and carriages. Americana at its finest.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Hdtoth
Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Minden, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank lefdal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 do free movies in the planetarium throughout the day. Make sure to plan enough time... More 

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