October 8, 2020
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As you know the Children’s Museum is currently without walls!
We are all packed up and in Storage, however we will be doing a variety of Pop Up Events in the upcoming months at various places around town!
Please check out our Events calendar Often for all the details!!
Most of these events will require Pre-registration to attend!
Email dbosle@cmocn.org to pre-register or call 402-463-3300.

August 12, 2020
by admin


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
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