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Meet Bunji, the star of Turtle Odyssey. This epic underwater film explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters.

Sea Turtles are some of Earth’s most ancient and majestic creatures. Forover 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining healthy, marine food webs. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.These remarkable reptiles will traverse thousands of kilometers of open ocean for as long as 50 years and then, from half a world away, migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where they were born to lay eggs that are the foundation of the next generation.

With the turtles guiding us, our crews voyaged the same thousands of kilometers to capture the wonders of their habitats. Encountering many kinds of strange and compelling creatures from enormous breaching whales to the coral wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef -all filmed in stunning 3D- so that playful sea lions, tiny sea horses and vibrant clown fish will float right out into the theater. Sea turtles remind us just how interconnected we all are in this amazing world and audiences will be moved to cherish them even more.
Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Rated PG
The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Rated R
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Rated PG-13
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Rated PG-13
Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Rated PG
June 3-7, 10 am-12 pm
Children entering grades 4th, 5th, or 6th in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Katie Karr

With over 8.7 million different species of animals in the world, there is a lot to investigate in the animal kingdom! Students will discover how animals are classified by exploring the Museum, discover ways they adapt to their surroundings, and determine what role food webs play in creating a stable environment. To connect everything together, students will create a comprehensive habitat diorama to take home.

June 3rd-7th 10 am - Noon
Children entering K or 1st in the Fall of 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

Join us we explore the Museum’s hidden gems through hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, art projects, and more! We will celebrate National Donut Day and learn the cool history behind this sweet treat; discover artifacts that are prickly such as cacti and porcupines; explore Shel Silverstein’s poetry; make things glow-in-the-dark; and play train games as we chug along the railroads.
Our package includes:
Two hour Bus Tour, Highlighting Naval Ammunition Depot, Downtown Hastings and Key Housing Districts
All Day admission to the Hastings Museum
Admission to D-Day: Normandy 1944 in our Theatre
June 10-14, 10 am-12 pm
Children entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

We will go on a different reading adventure each day as we explore five books: "Diary of a Worm", "If I Built a Car", "If You Give a Moose a Muffin", "Madeline and the Old House in Paris" and "Press Here." These books will come alive through Museum exhibits, art projects, games, dancing, science, and more!
June 10-14, 10 am-12 pm
Children entering 2nd or 3rd Grade in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Katie Karr

Rovers, landers, and satellites- oh, my! Space is full of incredible robots and apparatuses that help us learn about the unknown universe. Blast off with us as we design and build a Martian rover, track the International Space Station in real time, and investigate our galaxy to learn just how far a light year really is.
We love dads and we know you do too. From hunting, fishing, and golf to corny jokes and crazy ties–they’re the best! And they deserve a Museum tour dedicated to their special weekend!

Join the Hastings Museum June 15 & 16 for four tours with a paternal theme: Dad Things. Learn about a few of the founding fathers of Hastings and amazing dads in the animal kingdom. We’ll even pepper in a bit of information about famous TV dads. Join us for small-group 40-minute tours that Dad and the whole family will enjoy. All ages are welcome.

We know that fathers know best. But our tour guides are pretty great too! You’ll learn more about flamingos, foxes, and cool birds called Jacanas. Famous Hastings dads including Albert Brooking, Samuel Alexander, and William Lanning will also be addressed. Edwin and D.M. Perkins were both great dads–like father like son–so they’ll be mentioned too.
June 17-21, 10 am-12 pm
Children Aged 4 or 5 by 6-17-19
Instructor: Katie Karr

With 195 different countries in the world, there is a lot to discover and learn. Each day, we will travel to a new continent and explore its countries. We will create a yummy snack, dance to music, play traditional games, and investigate the animals that call it home. So grab your passport and come on a wild adventure with us! Note: This is preschool class is only for children who will be four or five years old by the first day of class.
June 18, 9 am-4 pm
Children entering 2nd or 3rd Grade in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

We will have all the fun of summer sleep away camp without the sleeping! Take part in arts and crafts, go for hikes, play games, tell stories around the fire, and more. Oh, and there will definitely be s’mores! Note: Students need to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided.
June 20, 9 am-4 pm
Children entering Grades 4, 5 or 6 in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Justine McMurray, Samantha Cassidy, Terri Cushman, Amanda Snell

Harry Potter fans and animal lovers alike will enjoy a day full of fantastic beasts! We will investigate all sorts of magical creatures, from the tiny and timid, to the sleek and majestic, and the large and ferocious! You will be sorted into the houses of lvermorny, the American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and learn about the myths and legends that have brought these beloved animals to life. Dressing as a wizarding student is highly encouraged! This class contains spoilers to the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ stories. Note: Students need to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided
June 24-28, 10 am-12 pm
Children entering 2nd or 3rd Grade in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

Join us for fun-filled art projects galore! We will put ourselves on canvas, make miniature art galleries, learn how to draw from a professional artist, try our hand at making art with squeegees, make a Batik hanging, paint on wood, and so much more! Your little artists won’t want to miss out on this hands-on week.
June 25, 9 am-4 pm
Children entering Grades 4, 5 or 6 in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Mark and Beth Funkey

In a world where heroes and villains compete, who will come out on top? You decide! Come design your own superhero or evil villain Lego character, construct a Lego superpower tool for your creation to use, and create a comic book featuring a hero or villain. Note: Students need to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided.
July 8-12, 1-3 pm
Instructor: Russanne Hoff
Children entering grades 4th, 5th or 6th in the Fall of 2019

A different historical era will come to life each day as we explore the lives of Annie Oakley, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, John F. Kennedy, and Jackie Robinson. We will hone our target practice skills; get our science on, Einstein-style; explore our Coney Island exhibit; celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; play baseball; and more. With registration of this class, you will receive a set of books to read prior to the first day.
Note: If you pick up your books, you cannot cancel your registration, even if it is before the 7 day deadline. If needed, you can transfer your registration, and books, to another student.
July 15-19, 1-3 pm
Children entering K or 1st in the Fall of 2019
Instructor: Katie Karr

With over 1,500 native plants, 400 million living trees, and more than 80 native mammals, Nebraska has a lot to explore outdoors. Throughout the week, we will build a nature collage frame, design a blooming flower garden, and learn how to help keep our environment healthy for years to come. We will also learn how our weather influences the plants and animals around us and the world.
July 15-19, 1-3 pm
Children entering grades 4th, 5th, or 6th in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

Learn how to take great pictures from the experts! We will explore nature, humans, and still life through the lens of a camera. You will get up close to objects as you photograph the micro details and capture people smashing things. We will end the week by teaching you how to edit your photos. The Museum will provide cameras and iPads.
July 22-24, 1-5 pm
Children entering grades 4th, 5th, or 6th in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Russanne Hoff

Calling all citizen scientists! During this class, we will collect data for real science projects conducted by professional scientists. Projects include hunting for and identify ladybugs, observing and recording information about plants, and helping to preserve the dwindling monarch butterfly population. No science background needed!
July 29-August 2, 1-3 pm
Children entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade in the Fall 2019
Instructor: Carla Scheierman

Each day our little artists will experiment with different materials to create new masterpieces. They will play with color mixing, create marbled art, cut paper chandeliers, paint with glue, make their own unique dot art, and more!