May 5, 2021
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A New Home!

We have a NEW home for the Children’s Museum!
We will be located at 3000 Osborne Dr East and will be right next door to Dollar Tree.
Our Landlord is preparing the bay and we hope to get in with our crew and begin creating our new space by mid August!
We hope to be moving exhibits in and ready to reopen sometime in September so stay tuned for more details!!
We will be having some construction and supply expenses including putting in bathrooms, and our new city facade design so any monetary donations are greatly appreciated!
Donations can be sent to:
Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska
P.O. Box 1502
Hastings, Ne 68902

October 8, 2020
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2021 Summertime Adventure Camps Registration Form
Click to print Summertime Adventure Camp Registration form and mail to:
Children’s Museum of CN
P.O. Box 1502
Hastings, Ne 68902

As you know the Children’s Museum is currently without walls!
We will be offering our annual Summertime Adventure Camps at area parks in June.
Please check out our Events calendar for all the details!!

Email to pre-register or call 402-463-3300.

August 12, 2020
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It is with deep regret that the Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska must inform you we were recently given notice that our lease with Allen’s Superstore has been terminated due to the upcoming change of ownership, effective September 30, 2020.
The museum will be open to the public through this Friday August 14th.
As the Executive Director and on behalf of our Board we want to assure our members, Hastings and surrounding communities that we are NOT “calling it quits” and are currently brainstorming and reimagining our vision for the future!
All current memberships will be frozen and extended.
The year 2020 has been a challenging one and we need to take the necessary time to decide the best route for the the Children’s Museum in moving forward.
We will release more details of future plans as they are developed and ready to implement.
We ask for your patience and support as we go through this process and transition once again.
We do plan to continue our mission to “Inspire Imaginations.”

July 3, 2020
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The Children’s Museum will be CLOSED Saturday July 4th.
We will reopen on Tuesday July 7th.
Happy 4th everyone!

June 1, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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!