Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Creating Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid has been around for almost 100 years, but how did this product come to be? Join us as we discover how Edwin Perkins, the inventor of Kool-Aid, used creative solutions to his problems and made his product go worldwide. Students will even get to show their artistic side by creating a Kool-Aid package for a brand new flavor.  

Live lesson with interactive activity. Specific supporting materials will be emailed to the teacher.


Nebraska State Standards

SS.K.2.1, SS.K.2.1.A, SS.K.3.1, SS.K.3.1.C, SS.K.4.3, SS.1.3.1.C, SS.1.4.3, SS.2.3.1, SS.2.4.3.A


As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at https://goo.gl/mFU4X5

Subject(s):Arts (Music & Art)ScienceSocial Science
Grade Levels:KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Schedule upon request by teacher
Duration:45 minutes
Registration Info:To register for this program, contact the program provider Russanne Hoff for field trip information at 402-461-2399 or rhoff@hastingsmuseum.org.
Tech Requirements:A stable internet connection, access to Zoom or another video conferencing service, a microphone, and video capability.
For questions about equipment, device applications or other concerns, contact your local ESU distance learning specialist. Click here for a list of ESU contacts by region.
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:Hastings Museum

We bring you life up close!

Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. We feature a Theatre with a 65-foot wide screen, full domed Planetarium, and dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats, allowing you to get an up close look at many amazing creatures!

We also chronicle the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains, from paleo-Indians to euro-Americans. We provide a look back at the creatures that used to roam this area and swim in Cretaceous Sea. Of course you’ll also discover how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success.

Hastings Museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, connects people to the world – and universe – through educational programs, exhibits, and films. It inspires greater public respect for and understanding of our past and future.


We are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive culture that welcomes and values all people.

Contact:Russanne Hoff
Phone Number:402-461-2399