Prairie Loft’s mission is to teach agriculture appreciation, outdoor education, cultural connections, and the wise use of natural resources.
We are staff, volunteers, friends, and partners, cultivating community among people who value the importance of community, nature, and agriculture.
The beautiful barns were once part of a working farm that fed more than a thousand people. Prairie Loft is located just west of Hastings, Nebraska. See map.
We began offering programs for all ages in 2007. Current activities include field trips, presentations, community events, facility rental, and collaborative programs with partner organizations. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4705+DLD+Rd,+Hastings,+NE+68901&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.037246,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=40.587364,-98.433723&spn=0.080955,0.181961&z=13&iwloc=addrhttps://www.givehastings.org/prairieloftshapeimage_1_link_0

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Prairie Loft

PO Box 1731

Hastings, NE 68902


Amy Sandeen, Executive Director amy@prairieloft.org

Lorna Zajack, Program Director lorna@prairieloft.org

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Field Trips and Education Programs

We offer programs to schools, summer programs, homeschool collaboratives, and other educational organizations. All classes are hands-on and active, with a variety of activities in every session. Visit our Programs page for details, and Contact us to inquire about a field trip for your group!

Facility Rental

Prairie Loft has space available for meetings, retreats, birthday parties, and other events. If you are looking for a unique space in a beautiful setting for your event, Prairie Loft may be the place! See the Facility Rental page for details.

Community Events

Our seasonal community events provide learning and fun for all ages! By collaborating with community sponsors, local vendors, and partner organizations, Prairie Loft offers a wide variety of experiences at our scheduled events - rain or shine! Visit the Programs page for dates and details.

Site and Surroundings

Prairie Loft’s beautiful barns and gardens are nestled between pastures, farm fields, and woodlands. This agrarian setting offers unique possibilities for field trips, events, and other programs. To learn more about our past, present, and future, please browse the pages on this site.

Capital Campaign

We are renovating our buildings and landscape to support our growing programs. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have made progress toward our goals of year-round facilities and greater financial self-sufficiency. To learn how you can help Prairie Loft grow, click here to Get Involved.