Education at Stuhr Museum

Experiential Learning at Stuhr

Creating Immersive Experiences
7 Day A Week | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

H.A.T.S. Classes

Heritage Activities for Today’s Students, or H.A.T.S. classes are educational opportunities for schools, homeschools and other groups that are available during the schoolyear at Stuhr Museum. We are proud to offer 14 different classes based on a variety of historic subjects tailored to meet Nebraska State Educational Standards for specific grades. Click on the titles below to learn more about each class!

Notes on the H.A.T.S. Two Hour Classes

  • We ask that you use our pre-scheduled class times of 9:00-11:00 or 12:30-2:30. However, we know some schools have long distances to travel and may not be able to make that work. If these times do not work for you, please let us know right away when scheduling so we can best meet your needs.
  • Students are welcome to bring their lunches to eat either before or after classes. If you plan to do this, please let us know when registering so we make sure someone is available to meet you for check-in.
  • We have very limited interior areas for lunch, and their use must be scheduled ahead of your class day.
  • When the weather is more favorable, there are a number of outdoor locations for lunch.
  • Self-guided museum tours may be added before or after a H.A.T.S. class for an additional $2/person.

HATS Classes – Five Hour Discovery Days

Notes on the H.A.T.S. Discovery Days Five Hour Classes

These structured classes provide in-depth look at topics that are taught in the (H.A.T.S.) program and can be selected by the teacher to meet the special needs of the class and its curriculum. All of these classes are first-person, living history experiences and are crafted for 4th grade students and up.

H.A.T.S. Classes

Custom Classes or Programs

Museum Educators are willing to work with you to develop a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for your students. Our staff can help you plan, prepare and implement your program either in the classroom or at Stuhr Museum. Call 308-385-5316 ext. 204 or email to request more information.

If a structured H.A.T.S. class does not fit into your schedule, click here to learn more about our self-guided field trips.

H.A.T.S. Classes

Heritage Activities for Today’s Students Virtually!

For those students in schools, homeschools or other groups that are unable to travel to Stuhr Museum in person, we are excited to provide a selection of our unique H.A.T.S. classes in a virtual format!

Virtual H.A.T.S. classes include an interactive pre-recorded lesson that can be completed from:

  • The classroom or home
  • A teacher’s packet containing worksheets and suggested activities for the selected lesson
  • A virtual visit with one of Stuhr Museum’s knowledgeable educators to answer any questions that your students might have.

We are also able to provide a free pass to each student to visit the museum with their family until the end of summer 2021!



If a structured H.A.T.S. class will not work for you, field trips can be another option to explore our immense grounds.

Field Trips

If a structured H.A.T.S. class will not work for you, field trips can be another option to explore our immense grounds. A field trip can include a docent tour of the Fonner Rotunda or Stuhr Building. You will then have time to explore the grounds. Cost per student is $6.00; chaperones are $6.00; and school staff are free.

PLEASE NOTE: Chaperones are required for your Field Trip visit and we require students to act in a respectful and safe manner toward the museum grounds and employees. Picnic areas are available on a first come/first served basis.

To schedule a Field Trip, contact 308-385-5316 ext. 209 or email Pam Homolka.


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