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  • 2019 Everything Under the Stars

    Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    The much anticipated Everything Under the Stars event is back and promises to be out of this world!

    Exciting venues, live music, fantastic food and beverages, plus a live and silent auction which won't disappoint!
     

  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

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

  • OPEN 9 AM–3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE

    Date: Monday, December 24, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be open from 9 am–3 pm on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

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

  • 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 • 6:00-9:00 pm
    Kansas State Fairgrounds / Meadowlark Building

    Join us as we help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission with this exciting end of the year event Earthrising: The Celebration of Apollo 8.

    Currently our Honored Guests include:

    ASTRONAUTS
    Jim Lovell, Apollo 8 Command Module Pilot
    Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot
    Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot
    Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot
    Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot

    MISSION CONTROL CREW
    Arnold Aldrich 
    Jerry Bostick
    Charles Deiterich
    Charles Lewis
    Glynn Lunney
    William Moon
    Frank Van Rensselaer
    Milt Windler

    SPECIAL GUESTS
    Robert Kurson, Author of “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon”

    Michael Staab, NASA Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    There are several other exciting possible VIPs still to come!

    Tickets for the gala will go on sale on October 15 for Cosmosphere members and October 29 for non-members. Stay tuned!


    Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

    KU School of Engineering

    The Clayworks at Disability Supports

    Dillons Food Stores

  • Early Closing of the Cosmosphere at 5 pm

    Date: Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere in its entirety will be closing early on Saturday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. for a private event. Please note there will be no feature film showing.

  • Rocket Men Book Discussion

    Date: Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Justice Planetarium

    DON’T MISS THIS!
    Rocket Men Book Discussion with author Robert Kurson
    Saturday, December 1 • 10:00 am
    Cosmosphere’s Justice Planetarium

    Buy Kurson's New York Times Bestseller: Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon at the Cosmosphere Gift Store or online here and get a FREE ticket to the discussion. Or tickets are $5.00 at the door. 

  • First to the Moon: The Story of Apollo 8 Screening

    Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Carey Digital Dome Theater

    “First to the Moon” is a new documentary film that tells the amazing story of the Apollo 8 mission and the three men that crewed it. Through new animations and restored archival films from NASA, The National Archives, and the Astronaut’s own personal collections, this documentary takes you through time from the upbringing of each crew member and their journey around the Moon in 1968. Join us for a cinematic experience celebrating the 50th anniversary of this historic mission!


    Join us for a special screening of
    FIRST TO THE MOON: THE STORY OF APOLLO 8
    With special guest, Paul Hildebrandt, the film’s director!

    Friday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
    CAREY DIGITAL DOME THEATER
    $8 PER PERSON
    Call for tickets today 620.665.9312. 

    For more information on the film, click here

  • Museum Store Sunday

    Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    On Sunday, November 25, 2018, more than 700 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, ten countries, and three continents are slated to participate in Museum Store Sunday with special events, promotions, and other experiences that only their stores can offer. 

    Sunday, November 25, be a patron and shop 25 on the 25th! Receive 25% off in the Cosmosphere Gift Store* in-store and online, (Code: MSS2018), 25% off all orders in the Cosmosphere Cafe and 25% off a Hall of Space Museum admission!

    Plus November 23-December 24 receive a FREE tote bag with a $25.00 purchase in the Cosmosphere Gift Store.**

    Can't make it to the store? Check us out online: shop.cosmo.org

    For more information on Museum Store Sunday, visit museumstoresunday.org

    *The discount does not include shipping. Some exclusions apply. 
    **While supplies last. In-store only.

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Veteran’s Day Salute

    Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere proudly supports the men and women of the armed forces.

    On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Veterans are invited as our guest for their choice of a documentary in our Carey Digital Dome Theater or a trip through the Hall of Space Museum.

  • Drone Basics 2.0

    Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Multi-Purpose Room

    Thinking of getting or giving a drone for the holidays, but not sure what to purchase?
    OR
    Do you already have a drone, but it's difficult to fly?

    Join experienced Cosmosphere Space Science Educators for this hands-on class on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Cosmosphere's Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on the lower level. (Be sure to check-in at the Box Office first!)

    You'll review drone flight basics, polish your flying fundamentals, understand FAA regulations and troubleshoot technical challenges.

    The Cosmosphere will provide drones for practice.

    Admission is $5 per person. Participants are encouraged to register and pre-pay. Payment will also be accepted at the door.

    For questions or to pre-register, contact Kristen Spurlin at kristens@cosmo.org or 620.665.9323.
     

  • Early Closing of the Lobby and Main Entrance at 5 pm

    Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 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 20 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal hours 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: 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.

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