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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: When Will We Return?

    Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation by Cosmosphere staff, on "When Will We Return?"

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Space Out Saturday: Baking Soda

    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: BAKING SODA! December 30 is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. Kids will do various experiments with baking soda. 

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Space Out Saturday: Mars Rover

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: MARS ROVER! November 28 is Red Planet Day. Kids will make their won Mars Rover!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Laika, the Wonder Dog

    Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation by Cosmosphere staff, on "Laika, the Wonder Dog."

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Space Out Saturday: Ghosts

    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: GHOSTS! Kids will make their own friendly ghost!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Glamorous Glennis

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation by Cosmosphere staff, on "Glamorous Glennis."

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Other Father of Modern Rocketry

    Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation by Cosmosphere staff, on "The Other Father of Modern Rocketry."

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Space Out Saturday: Pirate Ships

    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: PIRATE SHIPS! September 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. In recognition, kids can make their own pirate ship!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Everything Under the Stars

    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Join us for a night unlike any other.

    EVERYTHING UNDER THE STARS

    Adult beverages, live local music, amazing hors d'oeuvres and good fun - plus a live and silent auction. 

    More details coming soon!

  • Space Out Saturday: Aviation

    Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: AVIATION! August 19 is National Aviation Day. Kids can make their own airplane!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: First Man on the Moon

    Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation by Cosmosphere staff, on "First Man on the Moon."

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Capturing the Elusive Solar Eclipse

    Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation on "Capturing the Elusive Solar Eclipse," with special guest speaker Martin Rattcliffe, writer and Planetarium astronomer.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Space Out Saturday: Boredom

    Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: BOREDOM! July is National Anti-boredom Month. Kids will make thier own cup-and-ball game to fight boredom! Learn about the science of swinging objects.

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Space Out Saturday: Accordions

    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: ACCORDIONS! June is National Accordion Awareness Month! Kids will make their own functioning accordion part!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Who was Wernher von Braun?

    Date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO THURSDAY, JUNE 8. 

    This enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation on "Who was Wernher von Braun?," by special guest speaker, Dr. Michael Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Space Out Saturday: Star Wars

    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: STAR WARS! May the 4th be with you. These are the droids you're looking for. Create your own robot!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation of "Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery," presented by special guest speaker, Vince Capone, speaker and lecturer on marine technology, shipwreck search OPS, diving, and marine sciences. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Birth of the 24 Hour News Cycle

    Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation on "The Birth of the 24 Hours News Cycle, " with special guest speaker, Dr. Ed Tomme, Director of Operations at Luminous Neon Art and Sign Systems and author of the textbook Understanding Space Communications. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Space Out Saturday: Privyet Space

    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: PRIVYET SPACE! April 12 is Russian Cosmonaut Day! Make your own rocket, a lot like the Soyuz!

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! 

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows after 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 7:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Spring into BIG DREAMS at the Cosmosphere!

    Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    SPRING BREAK at the COSMOSPHERE

    Great engineering-themed fun during the weeks of Spring Break (March 17- April 2) at the Cosmosphere! 
    Extended hours begin March 17-March 26, with the Cosmosphere open until 7 p.m. 

     

    The following schedule is specific to the dates listed:

    Friday, March 17—Sunday, March 19: Lucky Weekend for Big Dreams and Big Fun
    Wear green for 10 percent off in the Cargo Bay gift store or on the purchase of a pass to Our Universe Theaters (Dr. Goddard’s Lab and the Justice Planetarium).  *Discount is not included on a purchase of the All-Access Mission Pass. For a full listing of movies, Our Universe Theater shows available and show times, please visit our Attractions page. 

     

    Space Out Saturday
    Saturday, March 18 (*some activities require admission):

    10 am and 12 pm Children can make an Irish-themed probability game at the Innovator’s table in the lobby
    11 am Children can participate in an engineering themed story time in the Cosmosphere lobby
    Noon, 2 pm & 4 pm Docent guided tours of the Hall of Space will be available for families
    1 pm Kids Space Trek guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum and scavenger hunt to collect gold coins for prizes
    2 pm - 4 pm Behind-the-scenes tours of the Cosmosphere camp areas will be offered
    3 pm Kids take a self-guided scavenger hunt through the Hall of Space Museum to collect gold coins for prizes

     

    Tuesday, March 21
    11:00 am - 2:30 pm: 
    Merrill Atwater, Director of Aviation, and Lindsey Dreiling, Manager of Aviation Marketing and Outreach from the Division of Aviation at the Kansas Department of Transportation, will be at the Cosmosphere to participate in Spring Break activities. 

    Atwater and Dreiling will help children participate in the paper airplane course challenge at the Innovator’s table in the lobby. Cosmosphere visitors will also have a chance to visit with them about Kansas aerospace and aviation. 

     

    Wednesday, March 22 and Saturday, March 25 (*some activities require purchase):

    Noon—2 p.m. Ice cream made with liquid oxygen will be served in the Cosmosphere lobby
    1 p.m. “Meet an Engineer” activities and conversation at the Innovator’s Workshop in the lobby
    2:45 (following the 2 p.m. “Dream Big” documentary showing) behind-the-scenes tour of Cosmosphere camps
    Noon–3 p.m. Ride the Multi-Axis Trainer for $2

     

    The following activities take place daily throughout Spring Break (March 17- April 2) *some require admission

    Innovator’s Workshop—Cosmosphere Lobby

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free, hands-on STEM activities for children from making a self-propelled paper car to a hologram illusion.

    Every Day
    Paper Airplane Challenges–Make paper airplanes and compete with your friends to see whose plane is best.

    Slender Tower Engineering Challenge–Make a tower out of paper and see how well it stands up to the wind. Compete in friendly contest Saturday, April 8, 2017. See contest information here. 

    Friday, March 17
    Stomp Air Rockets–Make a paper rocket and launch it with a stomp of your foot.

    Saturday, March 18 (10 am and 12 pm only)
    Make an Irish-themed probability game.

    Sunday, March 19
    Stomp Air Rockets–Make a paper rocket and launch it with a stomp of your foot.

    Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21
    Star Layers– Use Playdoh to learn about all the layers inside a star

    Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23
    Paper Plate Cars–Make a self-propelled car using a paper plate and other household items.

    Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
    Holograms–Make a hologram illusion that you can use with any smart tablet.

     

    Adult Scavenger Hunt—Hall of Space Museum

    10 a.m.– 4 p.m. (excluding Sundays) Scavenger hunt through the Hall of Space Museum where adults can collect points to redeem for prizes.

     

    Dream Big Food Drive—Big Dreams can only happen when basic needs are met!

    Patrons will receive an instant $1 off* any documentary for a donated canned food item.  *One discount allowed per person. 

    All canned items will be donated to the Reno County Food Bank. The Food Bank requests canned meat and canned fruit if possible. 

     

    Feature Films, Documentaries and Our Universe Theater Shows

    During Spring Break hours, see feature films on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings both weekends at 7 p.m. 

     

    New Documentaries, Planetarium and Live Science Shows

    Visitors won’t want to miss the newest engineering documentary showing at the Cosmosphere: “Dream Big--Engineering Our World”!  “Night Sky Live” will show Planetarium guests the celestial bodies they can see each evening.  Additionally, “Black Holes” will begin showing. Shows in the Our Universe Theaters (Dr. Goddard’s Lab and the Justice Planetarium) will be added as needed due to attendance. 

    For a full listing of movies, Our Universe Theater shows available and show times, please visit our Attractions page. 

  • Cosmosphere to Offer Free Mission Passes to First Responders

    Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    As a thank you for their efforts and for continuously making sure our homes and lives are safe, the Cosmosphere will offer a free All-Access Mission Pass to any person with a first responder ID badge for the month of March.

    A Cosmosphere All-Access Mission Pass includes unlimited access to the Hall of Space Museum, one Carey Digital Dome Theater documentary, two shows in Our Universe Theaters and one ride on the naviGATOR Simulator.

  • Dream Big Food Drive

    Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Help support the Cosmosphere's DREAM BIG FOOD DRIVE

    "BIG DREAMS can only happy when basic needs are met."

    Donate a canned item to our Dream Big Food Drive and receive an instant $1.00 off* any documentary.

    All canned items will be donated to the Reno County Food Bank. The Food Bank requests canned meat and canned fruit if possible. 

    *One instant discount per person.

    Don't Miss "Dream Big: Engineering Our World," now showing!

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