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  • Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    June 26, 2018

    The Cosmosphere is inviting educators to see any documentary showing this summer for FREE! 

    Below is a schedule of the documentary shows available**: 

    America's Musical Journey 
    Mon.- Sat: 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm 
    Sun: 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm 

    Space Next 
    Mon. - Sat: 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm Sun: 1 pm & 3 pm 

    Rotating Documentary Showings: 12pm & 5pm Monday-Saturday; 5 pm Sunday
    June 15-28: Wonders of the Arctic
    June 29-July 12: We the People
    July 13-26: Robots 
    July 27-Aug 9: Titans of the Ice Age
    Aug 10-20: Air Racers 

    Educators wishing to take advantage of this offer are asked to check in at the box office and provide their contact information. One free viewing per educator is allowed for each documentary offered.  This promotion will end on August 31, 2018. 

    Documentaries shown at the Cosmosphere align with educational standards.  For more information, contact Helene Kain, School Programs Manager, at, or by calling 620.665.9319. 

    Please visit or call the Cosmosphere box office at 620.665.9347 for showtime and ticketing information.

    ** Showtimes are subject to change if preempted by custom group booking.  Please call the box office to ensure shows are running as scheduled. 

Upcoming Events

  • Calling all students grades 4-12!
    May 1 – September 30
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  • Members Only: Dinner Under Blackbird with SR71 Pilots
    August 2
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Secrets of our Nearest Star: The Sun
    August 16
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  • Calling all students grades 4-12!

    Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    Earth v the International Space Station Agriculture Contest

    Grow your way to Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp!

    Students fourth through twelfth grades are invited to take on the ISS in a competition to grow the most food within a one cubic meter garden space.

    A winner from each grade category below receives a camp package for 2019 summer camp season and will be recognized at the Cosmosphere this fall.

    Going into 4th - 6th Grade

    Going into 7th - 8th Grade

    Going into 9th - 12th Grade

    Contest starts May 1 and runs through September 30, 2018.

    We will be sharing our results with our Kansas Astronaut Col. Nick Hague while he is on the ISS!

    How It Works: Any student who wants to participate needs to carefully read the rules, set-up their garden, collect the required data, and turn in all results to the Cosmosphere at on or before September 30, 2018. 

    Click here to download the Space Ag Contest rules and entry form!


    Q. Can a plant trail outside of the cubic meter area? 
    A. No.  All of the growing area including roots and plant must remain inside the cubic meter area.

    Q. Is it okay to plant vines along with other plants?
    A.  Yes.  You can plant any combination of plants you chose.

    Q. Must the light source also be in the cubic meter?
    A. No.  It may be above and can be natural such as sunlight or you can use a grow light.

    Q. Does the cubic meter area have to be a cube?
    A.  No.  It can be any shape as long as the total volume is only one cubic meter.

    Q. Can you add water?
    A.  Yes.  It does not have to be a closed system.  You may use water as you wish.  (Don’t tell our astronaut friends!)  Since the system does not have to be closed, water will be lost depending on wind and heat so we are not limiting how much water can be used.

    Q.  Does the cubic meter have to be a built structure?
    A.  No.  you just need to measure and make sure the growing area (roots and plant) are all within a cubic meter volumetric area.

    Q.  Is it okay to use a plant light?
    A.  Yes.  Any light source is acceptable.

    Q. Do the roots count as part of the cubic meter?
    A. Yes, the entire plant including any leaves and roots, are included and must be inside of the cubic meter area.

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

    Date: Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Thursday, August 2 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.

  • Members Only: Dinner Under Blackbird with SR71 Pilots

    Date: Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Grand Lobby

    Cosmosphere Members Only!

    Join us on Thursday, August 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm for a special dinner under the SR-71 Blackbird with Col. Buz Carpenter and Col. Joe Kinego, retired USAF command pilots and instructors for the SR-71.

    $20 per person + cash bar. RSVP here by July 27.

    Are you interested in super cool Members Only events like this and not a Cosmosphere member? Become one today! Click here.

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