July 3, 2020
by admin

The Children’s Museum will be CLOSED Saturday July 4th.
We will reopen on Tuesday July 7th.
Happy 4th everyone!

June 1, 2020
by admin

Reopening Announcement

The Children’s Museum is excited to announce that we will be reopening our doors at a limited capacity on Tuesday June 2nd!
The museum has been deep cleaned and disinfected and has new enhanced daily sanitizing procedures in place.
We will have touchless hand sanitizers available.

Our Summer Hours through the month of August will be:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm with nightly sanitizing.
We will be closed Sundays & Mondays to allow for deep cleaning & disinfecting.

May 8, 2020
by admin

Give Hastings Day Thanks!

So much appreciation to the Give Hastings staff for all their hard work, and the people of Hastings for your generosity even in these crazy times!

We can’t wait to reopen our doors and continue our mission of nurturing imaginations!

March 16, 2020
by admin

Temporary Closure

We recognize the emerging need to implement social distancing in order to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus via public spaces. In conjunction with Hastings public school closures this week, and for the well-being of our visitors and the entire Community, the Children’s Museum of central Nebraska will temporarily close to the public until further notice as of 10am March 17th. We will remain closed as we monitor this developing situation.  Please check this website or our Facebook page for any new developments and updates.

August 22, 2019
by admin

Have you PLAYED today?


Don’t forget to schedule some Playtime each day!

The Children’s Museum has so many imaginative play areas!

Fall Hours are:

Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5:30pm  and Sundays 1-5pm!

July 26, 2019
by admin

GRAND OPENING Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska!!

Please join us in celebrating our great new location at 1115 W. 2nd Street Lower Level of Allen’s Superstore

on Sunday August 4th from Noon to 5pm.

We will be having a variety of games, activities and visitors!

This event is FREE for CMCN members and included in admission for all visitors!

 Outside Events in the West Parking Lot:


Tropical Sno will donate a percentage of all Sno Cones purchased during our entire event to CMCN!

Allen’s Food Truck will donate a percentage of sales to CMCN!

Hastings Fire Department will have a truck and actvity

Nebraska State Patrolman Matt with his Dog


Local 4 Storm Chaser


Teddy Bear Mobile will be set up the entire 5 hrs. and will donate $5 to the museum for every bear/animal


We will be doing Handprint “leaves” on our Tree mural with your child’s name for $20 donation throughout the event.

The museum will have Carnival games and a Magician from 1-2pm

Princesses & Super Heroes will be visiting the museum from 2-3pm

Balloon Animals from 2-3pm

Face Painting will be available from 4:00-5:00pm


July 3, 2019
by admin

New Location is OPEN!

July 2nd 2019 was our first official day OPEN to the public!
Come check out our AMAZING new space!
1115 W. 2nd Street Hastings, Ne in the  Lower Level of Allen’s Superstore.

March 29, 2019
by admin

Summer Camps 2019

We will be at our NEW location and open in time for all of these FUN Learning camps to begin in June! Get your child/ren signed up for the fun TODAY!
2019 Sizzling Summer ScienceNature Camps
At the Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska 12th & Marian Road
These fun days will begin Tuesday June 4th and run in weekly sessions through Friday August 2nd
There will be NO camps the week of July 4th! Children will explore science, art, cooking and nature through hands-on activities! Sign up for 1 or all 8 of the fun-filled learning weeks! Every Friday we will meet at a local park. Call 463-3300 to enroll. Camps fill up early and class size is limited so enroll your child early!! Week 6 is for 6-9 yr olds. Camp forms at the museum or on the website. www.cmocn.org

Week 1-GROW AND BLOOM Ages 3-6 yrs. June 4-7th – 9:00am-11:30am
Budding gardeners will learn what it takes to make things grow through stories, activities and games!

Week 2- June 11-14th- 9:00-11:30am ONCE UPON A TIME…THERE WAS A PRINCESS!Ages 3-6 yrs.
You are cordially invited to attend a royally exciting week of Princess Camp. We will create fun crafts, and games, and learn what it means to be a princess. We might even have a “Princess” visit!

Week 3-June 18-21st- 9:00-11:30am CAMP SHARK…DOO DOO DOO DOO Ages 3-6

Week 4 –June 25–28th-9:00-11:30am RED…WHITE & BLUE COOKERY Ages 3-6 yrs.
In celebration of the 4th of July, children will pour, measure, and make tasty red, white and blue recipes! Patriotic crafts, and games will also be part of the fun!

Week 5-July 9-12th -9:00-11:30am DINOSAURUS=FUNASAURUS Ages 3-6 yrs.
Children will become paleontologists as they go back in time to the days of the dinosaur.

Week 6- July 16-19th -9:00-11:30am 1…2…3…4…WE WANT A COLOR WAR Ages 6-9
“Get Colorful” this week! Campers will divide into 2 teams, each a different color and will enjoy friendly and very COLORFUL competetions & crafts!

Week 7- July 23-26th –9:00-11:30am MAGNETIC FORCE Ages 3-6 yrs.
Magnets are so much fun for kids to play with and explore…this camp will be full of experiments like magnetic slime, and art using all kinds of magnets!

Week 8- July 30-August 2nd –9:00-11:30am AMAZING BRIDGES Ages 3-6yrs.
From Three Billy Goats Gruff crossing the troll’s bridge to building our own bridges, even an Edible one! This camp will be all about “engineering” amazing bridges!