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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: LIGHT AND SOUND

    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 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.

  • Space Out Saturday: ANIMALS IN SPACE

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 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 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.

  • 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 – 2:00 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

    SAVE THE DATE!

    EVERYTHING UNDER THE STARS

    Adult beverages, live local music, amazing hors d'oeuvres 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.)

    More details coming soon!

  • 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. 

  • Viewing Party for Solar Eclipse

    Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere will host a viewing party for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. This will be the first time a total solar eclipse has been visible in the United States since 1979.

    Stay tuned for more details!

  • 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!

    Cosmosphere Members' take a Daytrip with the Cosmosphere team to the Eclipse Aire Fest at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchinson, 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, fact and safety sheets 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. 

    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: EROSION

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

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: EROSION! There is a lot of sand at the beach, where did it all come from? Learn about erosion and the different types of rock that break down to make sand. Make your own sand art creation from eroded rocks!

    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: Monday, June 12, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Monday, June 12, 2017 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.

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