Experience Our Heritage

Category: Exhibits


High Plains Museum, Bison Exhibit

Goodland – The traveling exhibit “Bison” is coming to the High Plains Museum, January 23 through mid-March.  This exhibit will explore the past, present and future of our state and national mammal.  Patrons can expect an interactive environment that combines history, artifacts and hands-on activities to bring to life the story of this great North American mammal. Read more…


The High Plains Museum and the Goodland AFS Chapter have put together an exhibit on 100 years of AFS and how this organization has connected lives and shared cultures. Connecting Lives, Sharing Culture: 100 Years of AFS tells the story of the AFS organization and how it has changed people’s lives all over the world.  AFS is Read more…


July 29th the Smithsonian and USGS exhibit Earth From Space will close. Get in to see the 20 poster exhibit of startling views of our planet from outer space captured by the Landsat Satellites. Also enjoy our 180 degree immersive theater which displays a journey of our sky and beyond. Join us for a closing reception from Read more…


Have you been wondering how the High Plains Museum’s current exhibit Earth From Space relates to you?  Earth From Space is a poster exhibit that features images captured by Landsats.  Landsats or land satellites orbit the Earth and take pictures from all over the planet.  These pictures include environmental changes, urbanization and weather systems.  One of the posters, Global Weather Read more…


You are at home or a restaurant and you cut into a roll.  Then you notice that there are crumbs on the tablecloth or table and brush them away.  Did you know that brushing crumbs away used to be a part of American dining during the Victorian Era?  Or that someone would come and do that for Read more…


The first Saturday of March through July the High Plains Museum will host the Space Walk Program. This program is a come and go from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and will feature a different theme each month that relates to our current exhibit Earth From Space. March will be all about weather.  Take a look at the Read more…


Come see the Earth through a new perspective!  Showing now at the High Plains Museum is Earth From Space a poster exhibit from the Smithsonian and the United States Geological Survey.  We also have our own planetarium immersive experience where the visitor can view the constellations, and see if you can discover which constellations are on the Read more…


Today is Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday!  Copernicus is known as the founder of modern astronomy because of his study of the sky. 


Beginning February 13th, visitors to the High Plains Museum will be able to experience the popular exhibition Earth from Space produced by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey. The exhibition will be on view at the High Plains Museum, February 13 through July 29. Enjoy the exhibit at two special Read more…


The High Plains Museum is hosting its second annual “Valentine’s Date Night” February 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 for children ages 6-12. Drop the kids off at the museum for Valentine themed fun, crafts and games. Preregistration is free and required. Call Sami at 785-890-4595 to reserve your spot! Later, from 8:00 to 9:30, adults are welcome Read more…