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Everything Under the Stars

Saturday, August 26

6:00 - 11:59 pm

Adult beverages, live local music, amazing food and good fun - plus a live and silent auction.

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  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Monday, December 25, 2017 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas. We will be open normal business hours tomorrow.
     

  • EARLY CLOSING AT 3 PM ON CHRISTMAS EVE

    Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be open from 10 am - 3 pm on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

    Please note: There will no feature film showing on Christmas Eve. 

  • 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: LIGHT AND SOUND

    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: LIGHT AND SOUND! How fast does Santa have to go to get across the world in one night? Learn about the speed of light and sound. Make your own Bell X-1, with Santa, to break the sound barrier. Learn how to track Santa with 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! 

    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.

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

  • Space Out Saturday: ANIMALS IN SPACE

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: ANIMALS IN SPACE! See dogs ready for adoption and help us discover what animals went into space before humans, while helping the Hutchinson Kennel Club.

    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 at 5 pm

    Date: Saturday, November 11, 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, November 11 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, 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 – 1:00 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.

  • Early Closing of the Main Entrance at 5 pm

    Date: Friday, October 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 Friday, October 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.

  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Day Live!

    Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Join us Saturday, September 23, 2017 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 evenutally be available HERE.

  • 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: HYDROPONICS

    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: HYDROPONICS! Havest season is here! Learn about how we would make food on the Moon or in a Mars settlement. See hydroponics and work and plant your own seeds!

    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.

  • Everything Under the Stars

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

    JOIN US FOR A NIGHT UNLIKE ANY OTHER.
    ONE PLACE.
    FIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES.

    Adult beverages, live local music, amazing food and good fun - plus a live and silent auction. 

    It’s going to be bigger and better than ever. If that’s even possible. (Yes, yes, it is.)

    See cosmo.org/euts for more information and to buy tickets!

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE BUILDING AT 3 PM

    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, August 26 at 12:00 p.m. Then the Cosmosphere and all its attractions will be closing at 3 pm on Saturday, August 26 to prepare for our annual fundraiser, Everything Under the Stars. The doors will reopen at 6 pm for ticketed guests of this event.

    The Carey Digital Dome Theater will have shows until 3 pm. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 3:00 pm. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

    There will be no feature film or documentaries showing after 3 pm. The naviGATOR Simulator will not be available all day. 

  • Lunar Outpost Closed for Renovation

    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere Lunar Outpost

    The Lunar Outpost Food Court will be closed August 26, 2017 through October 2017 (TBD) for renovation. During this time, please see our Concession Stand during regular business hours for refreshments and snacks. 

    We're sorry for any inconvenience. 

  • MISSION:ECLIPSE

    Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    On August 21, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Hutchinson. The Cosmosphere and Hutchinson Public Library have partnered to bring the public a unique event in order to take advantage of this special occasion.

    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Cosmosphere’s south parking lot, attendees will be able to view the eclipse using the Cosmosphere’s special solar telescope and binoculars and receive a pair of eclipse glasses (supplies limited). On the east side of that same parking lot, local food trucks— Hoggs and Doggs and the Traveling Bowl— will be ready to serve the crowd.

    Free activities will be held by both the Cosmosphere and Library staff and will include a chalk aurora art project, a make-and-take solar system jewelry piece and more.

    A detailed timeline of events will be available soon!

    For more information, please call the Cosmosphere at 620.662.2305 or 800.397.0330.

    For more information on the 2017 August 21 Eclipse, check out these great websites!
    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
    http://mreclipse.com/
    https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/citizen-science

    Your eyes are precious! Check out these sites for eclipse eye safety:
    https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification
    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety


    Eclipse Driver Safety Tips from AAA of Kansas:

    AAA Driver Safety Tips During the Solar Eclipse
    • Exit the roadway and park in a safe area away from traffic to view the eclipse
    • Do NOT stop along the highway or interstate or park on the shoulder of the road
    • Keep headlights on – don’t rely on automatic headlights
    • Do NOT wear eclipse glasses while driving.
    • Do NOT try to photograph or video the eclipse while driving.
    • Be mindful of pedestrians that many be walking around with their eyes on the sky.
    • Prepare for extra congestion on the roads during the eclipse period, but also in the days before and after the eclipse as many travelers head to the totality zone.
    • Have your viewing location set and stay in place, avoiding travel during the eclipse.

    Travel Tips for Eclipse Road Trips
    According to AAA Kansas, many people made their travel plans for this unique event months in advance, so accommodations in the totality zone could be nearly impossible to come by, but there are other considerations to help make eclipse road trips go smoothly.

    AAA Eclipse Road Trip Tips
    • Try to get to your viewing location one to two days ahead of the eclipse (Aug. 21).
    • With many hotels, motels and campgrounds in the path of 100 percent eclipse totality booked for months, consider other nearby locations, a short drive to where you’d like to view the eclipse from. A travel agent or online travel booking resource, such as those from AAA, can help you locate a hotel with vacancy.
    • Pack your patience and plan for congestion on the roads, especially as you get closer to locations within the path of totality.
    • Keep up to date on weather conditions – if you find your original location may be cloudy/rainy, consider moving to another location.
    • Don’t forget approved, safe eye protection for viewing the eclipse. NASA provides details on how to view the solar eclipse safely.
    • Learn about eclipse viewing parties and events across the state, highlighted by Travel Kansas

  • Members’ Only Eclipse Viewing Party

    Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Atchinson, Kansas

    Mission:Totality

    August 21, 2017...

    The Sun will disappear behind the Moon.

    Daylight turns to twilight. 

    Temperatures drop. 

    Light streaks throughout the sky. 

    Come experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America with the Cosmosphere! Members' take a daytrip with the Cosmosphere team to the Eclipse Aire Fest at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison, Kansas, to view the total solar eclipse. Depart in a luxury motorcoach from the Cosmosphere parking lot at 6:30 a.m., returning to Hutchinson at 6:30 p.m. 

    Provided on the trip: Eclipse viewing glasses, viewing through the Cosmosphere telescope and binoculars with Cosmosphere educators, snacks, beverages, a fact and safety booklet on the total eclipse and a commemorative eclipse t-shirt. Lunch is on your own and can be enjoyed at your choice of a variety of food trucks at the Eclipse Aire Fest (atchisonkansas.com/events/eclipse-aire-fest).

    Complete schedule will be provided to participants. 

    For more information on the 2017 August 21 Eclipse, check out these great websites!
    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
    http://mreclipse.com/
    https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/citizen-science
     

  • Space Out Saturday: Aviation

    Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 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.

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