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  • Early Closing of the Main Entrance at 5 pm

    Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere Main Entrance

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Thursday, December 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.

  • 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.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT 5 PM

    Date: Friday, December 01, 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, December 1 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.

  • 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.

  • Laika Day

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Join us for LAIKA DAY! We are celebrating the anniversary of Laika, the Russian dog who went into space on Sputnik II, with our friends from the Hutchinson Kennel Club.

    Meet therapy dogs, watch dogs run an agility course and don't miss the silent auction where you can win some great items. As well as local food trucks that will be available for a great lunch! 

    Plus for the kids don't miss our monthly program, Space Out Saturday, at a special time from 1-4pm. This month's subject is Animals in Space! Discover what animals went into space before humans. Kids can enjoy a hands-on activities about animals in space, enjoy story time, and have a special kids' tour of the Hall of Space Museum*!  (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE) You can check out more on Space Out Saturday on our event page. 

    This is a free event, but donations will be accepted for the Hutchinson Kennel Club's new building.

  • Space Out Saturday: ANIMALS IN SPACE with Hutchinson Kennel Club

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    Join us after the Christmas Parade for Space Out Saturday at a special time, 1:00 - 4:00 pm!

    We are celebrating the anniversary of Laika, the Russian dog who went into space on Sputnik II, with our friends from the Hutchinson Kennel Club. Kids can enjoy a hands-on activity about animals in space, meet the therapy dogs, watch dogs run an agility course, enjoy story time, and have a special kids' tour of the Hall of Space Museum! This is a free event, but donations will be accepted for the Hutchinson Kennel Club's new building, and there will be a silent auction where you can win some great items. Local food trucks will be available for a great lunch!
     
    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: ANIMALS IN SPACE! Discover what animals went into space before humans. Plus meet therapy dogs and watch dogs run an agility course, all courtesy of 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)
    1:00 pm and 3:00 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)
    2:00 pm

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

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    4:00 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.

  • Trunk or Treat at the Kansas State Fair

    Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Kansas State Fair Parking Lot at 23rd & Plum

    Join us Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the KSF parking lot at 23rd and Plum for Trunk or Treat Hutch! Trunk or Treat Hutch is a community event that creates a safe space for children in our community to enjoy Halloween. Kids & Parents will go trunk to trunk and get bag loads of candy from business, churches and organizations from the community.

    Hosted by Hutchinson Police Department and The Father's House

  • Alien Overnight at the Cosmosphere

    Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Do aliens exist? What would their world look like? If you’ve ever wondered these things, then the Cosmosphere’s Alien Overnight is for you! 

    Students in 4th or 5th grades are invited to learn about the search for alien life and create their own alien solar systems. Participants will also enjoy a special planetarium show and LOXIC (liquid oxygen ice cream). Dinner on the 27th and breakfast on the 28th are included.

    Cost is $50 per participant.

    Register by Oct. 20th to be entered for your chance to win $50 Cosmosphere gift card!

    To register, contact Laurie Givan at 620.665.9323 or by emailing laurieg@cosmo.org

    Cosmosphere Members—mention your membership when registering to take advantage of your discount on this overnight experience!

  • Starry Night Astronomy Fest

    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Hobart-Detter Field, Carey Park

    Join us Saturday, October 21, as we bring back the popular free public stargazing event, Starry Night, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hobart-Detter Field in Carey Park. While we've held similar events in past years, this evening will center solely on astronomy education.

    Attendees are invited to bring their own telescope and learn how to properly use it during the 7:00 p.m. presentation “Using & Buying a Telescope”.  At 8:00 p.m., Cosmosphere science educators will entertain the crowd with “Spooky Sky Stories” while leading the star observation portion of the event. (Weather permitting. We'll post on Facebook if the weather is going to cause a cancellation or you can call our Box Office at 620.662.2305 the day of to find out as well.)

    This event is put on by the Cosmosphere Astronomy Club. If you're interested in joining CAB, you may join their Facebook group HERE to keep track of what is happening up above!

    For more information, please call the Cosmosphere Box Office at 620.662.2305.

  • 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.

  • Cosmosphere Cafe Closed for Renovation

    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere Cafe

    The Cosmosphere Cafe will be closed through November 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. 

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