Latest News

  • Multidisciplinary Middle School Performance to Honor Challenger Mission at Cosmosphere

    Multidisciplinary Middle School Performance to Honor Challenger Mission at Cosmosphere

    February 23, 2017

    On Thursday, February 23, at 10 a.m., more than 150 band, orchestra and choral middle school students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools will present a multidisciplinary performance surrounding the Challenger space shuttle mission at the Cosmosphere. 

    Original lyrics, music and script will honor the seven astronauts lost during the mission and will tell the story of how the Challenger inspired the space program to continue to pursue exploration despite tragedy.  This truly collaborative effort crosses disciplines including the performing arts, language arts, technology, science, math, social studies, physical education and the gifted program.  

    Scott Freeby, the director of bands for both the participating middle schools, Eisenhower and Anthony, says that the purpose of this performance is to demonstrate how the multidisciplinary teaming of teachers “immerses students in higher levels of discovery and learning--integrating involvement of multiple classrooms to bring holistic comprehension of an idea.” 

    Freeby goes on to say that, “students who participate in this style of learning become collaborative workers, creative thinkers, innovators, self-directed learners, community contributors and effective communicators.”  

    Following the performance, the students will partake in a full day of learning and activities at the Cosmosphere. 

Upcoming Events

  • Museum Store Sunday
    November 26 – December 24
    More Details
  • Space Out Saturday: LIGHT AND SOUND
    December 16
    More Details
  • Coffee at the Cosmo: When Will We Return?
    December 21
    More Details
  • Museum Store Sunday

    Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
    Location:Cosmosphere Gift Store

    On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 450 Museum Stores representing all fifty states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions.

    Be a patron and shop at the Cosmosphere's Gift Store on Museum Store Sunday, November 26, 2017. Can't make it to the store? Check us out online:

    November 26-December 24 receive a FREE tote bag with a $25.00 purchase in the Cosmosphere Gift Store.*

    *While supplies last. In-store only. 

  • 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 figurine, 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! 

    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.

    11:00 am

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

    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)


  • Coffee at the Cosmo: When Will We Return?

    Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    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 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.

View All Events

Media Contact