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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo 8: Earthrising

    Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Apollo 8: Earthrising," by Cosmosphere President and CEO, Jim Remar. 

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

  • Space out Saturday: Santa and NORAD

    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Santa and NORAD! How does Santa fill his gift sack? Learn about volume and mass with your own Christmas sack; track Santa using NORAD.

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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.

  • Earthrising: The Celebration of Apollo 8

    Date: Saturday, December 01, 2018
    Location: Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds

    Save the date! 

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Join Astronaut Jim Lovell and members of Mission Control as we help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. 

    Details coming soon.

  • Space Out Saturday: Laika: the First Dog in Space

    Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Laika, the First Dog in Space! Laika was the first dog to orbit the Earth on Nov 3rd, 1957. Learn about the animals that went into space before humans. Make your own rocket to send animals into space.

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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: Buran: The Folly of Baikonur

    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Buran: The Folly of Baikonur," by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

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

  • Space Out Saturday: Celebrating Halloween on the ISS

    Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Celebrating Halloween on the International Space Station! Halloween is coming, how do astronauts celebrate on the International Space Station? Come and make your own ghosts while celebrating with the candy the astronauts eat in space!

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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: The Restoration of MOCR and the Cosmosphere’s Role

    Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "The Restoration of MOCR (Historic Mission Operations Control Room from Johnson Space Center) and the Cosmosphere's Role," by Cosmosphere President and CEO, Jim Remar. 

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

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

    Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Join us Saturday, September 22, 2018 for Museum Day Live! Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive free admission into the Hall of Space Museum for up to two guests. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018, HERE.

  • Space Out Saturday: Space Food

    Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Space Food! What do astronauts like to eat in space? Can they eat a sandwich? Learn what foods astronauts can and cannot eat in space. Select your own food for your space mission and then make some space food!

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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: Planetary Probes

    Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATE: Join us for this special Coffee at the Cosmo on, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 from 9:00-10:00 am. 

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Planetary Probes," with special guest speaker Michael Staab, Spacecraft Systems Engineer/Flight Director, for the Opportunity Rover at NASA's Jet Propulsional Laboratory, California, and former Cosmosphere Camp alum and counselor.

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

  • Space Out Saturday: National Aviation Day

    Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: National Aviation Day! National Aviation Day is August 19th: make your own airplane, and learn about the forces of flight!

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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: Secrets of our Nearest Star: The Sun

    Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Secrets of our Nearest Star: The Sun," with special guest speaker Martin Rattcliffe, planetarium educator around the world & science writer.

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

  • Space Out Saturday: What Humans Need in Space

    Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: What humans need in space! What do humans need in space? Air, heat, food, water, etc.? Make your own planet shelter with everything humans need to survive. 

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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: Dwight Eisenhower and America’s First Steps Toward the Moon

    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Dwight Eisenhower and America's First Steps Toward the Moon," with special guest speaker, Timothy Rives, Deputy Director at Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.

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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Tereshkova: The First Woman to Fly to Space

    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Thereshkova: The First Woman to Fly to Space," by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

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

  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets in FREE!

    Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    DAD: YOU ARE OUR UNIVERSE.

    On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, BOGO! Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, Dad gets in FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Dad to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, a planetarium show, Dr. Goddard's lab and the Hall of Space Museum. 

  • Space Out Saturday: Earth & Temperature

    Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: EARTH & TEMPERATURE! The first day of summer is June 21st, how do the sun’s rays affect the temperature on Earth with its tilt? Make your own Earth and see how the sun’s rays move around the Earth.

    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! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    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 Science Spectacular in Dodge City!

    Date: Saturday, June 02, 2018
    Location: Dodge City Civic Center

    TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT AT THE SPACE SCIENCE SPECTACULAR IN DODGE CITY!

    The Cosmosphere will offer the chance to win a ride on an authentic Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT) as part of dozens of activities it’s bringing from Hutchinson to Dodge City in June for the Space Science Spectacular.

    On June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Dodge City Civic Center, Cosmosphere Science Educators will demonstrate the operation of underwater robotic vehicles; the use of a geocache; an explosive history of rocketry; how to cope with the challenges of living in space and even a tasty way to remember the phases of the moon while eating Oreo cookies!  

    Many more Cosmosphere activities will be offered including an interactive astronomy presentation and a solar system bracelet to take home. This free event is open to the public and will offer visitors the opportunity to see and experience a number of space science activities, demonstrations and displays. 

    Visitors to the event will also be able to see displays from the Cosmosphere’s museum collection—including a historic mission control console from Johnson Space Center and several examples of astronaut food. 

    On Saturday, a free pizza lunch (while supplies last) will also be offered. 

    Offered through the Dodge City Schools and sponsored by The Victory Electric Cooperative Assoc., Inc., United Wireless and Hutton Construction. 

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