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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: Baking Soda

    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: BAKING SODA! December 30 is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. Kids will do various experiments with baking soda. 

    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: Mars Rover

    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: MARS ROVER! November 28 is Red Planet Day. Kids will make their won Mars Rover!

    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: Pirate Ships

    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: PIRATE SHIPS! September 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. In recognition, kids can make their own pirate ship!

    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: Saturday, September 09, 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, September 9 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.

  • Everything Under the Stars

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

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Join us for a night unlike any other.

    EVERYTHING UNDER THE STARS

    Adult beverages, live local music, amazing hors d'oeuvres and good fun - plus a live and silent auction. 

    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. 

  • 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!

  • 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: Boredom

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

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: BOREDOM! July is National Anti-boredom Month. Kids will make thier own cup-and-ball game to fight boredom! Learn about the science of swinging objects.

    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: Accordions

    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: ACCORDIONS! June is National Accordion Awareness Month! Kids will make their own functioning accordion part!

    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: Friday, June 16, 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, June 16 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, June 10, 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, June 10 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.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Who was Wernher von Braun?

    Date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO THURSDAY, JUNE 8. 

    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 "Who was Wernher von Braun?," by special guest speaker, Dr. Michael Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. 

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

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Tuesday, June 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 Tuesday, June 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.

  • EARLY CLOSING OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND LOBBY AT 5 PM

    Date: Saturday, June 03, 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, June 3 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: Space Creatures

    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: SPACE CREATURES! Participants will study butterflies that went to space, make their own butterfly astronauts, meet Carol Murray author of Cricket in the Thicket, and take a space creature tour in the Hall of 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! 

    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! Meet author of Cricket in the Thicket, Carol Murray!

    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.

  • Members-Only Event with Vince Capone

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Cosmosphere members, join us Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, for an exclusive, members-only presentation by Vince Capone, the operations manager for the Apollo F-1 engine recovery project. He designed the search and helped analyze the data, developing the recovery prioritization strategy.

    In 2012 Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, and his team successfully retrieved the Apollo F-1 engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cosmosphere's fabrication, restoration and high fidelity division was choosen to conserve the parts in order to preserve their complete history. 

    Capone will give a multimedia presentation on the recovery of those very engines. You don't want to miss this. 

    Seating is limited. RSVP to the membership coordinator at membership@cosmo.org or call 620.665.9320 to reserve your spot. 

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 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 of "Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery," presented by special guest speaker, Vince Capone, speaker and lecturer on marine technology, shipwreck search OPS, diving, and marine sciences. 

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

  • Ground Control Coffee Shop

    Date: Monday, May 01, 2017
    Location: Cosmosphere Cafe

    WE ARE GO FOR COFFEE.

    Ground Control Coffee Shop.
    Stationed inside the Cosmosphere.
    Powered by Metro Coffee.

    Days & Hours:
    May 1-5, 2017
    Monday - Friday: 9:00-5:00 pm

    Location:
    Cosmosphere Cafè
    Located inside the Cosmosphere

    • Free WiFi (password: rental)
    • Metro Coffee
    • Room to study
    • Free Soda & popcorn refills*
    *Soda and popcorn must be in Cosmosphere containers to receive free refills.

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