After receiving his bachelor’s in education from Sterling College, Tom Holcomb began his work with the Cosmosphere in 1997 as a front desk employee. In 1998, Holcomb entered full time work, extending his influence to the development and operations of Dr. Goddard’s Lab, planetarium shows, tours, audio/visual development, summer camps, overnight programs and script writing.
In September of 2009, he became the Director of Education at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Holcomb heads a team of amazing educators who employ the backdrop of space and history to inspire the youth of today to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
January 2013 Holcomb was promoted to Director of Education and Box Office Operations. Under his new position, he is charged with leading an outreach initiative to educators and school superintendents to promote school field trip offerings, encourage students to become campers, initiate the development of franchised educational programming to international venues and encourage the growth of Camp KAOS. These duties are in addition to his ultimate task of improving operational and resource efficiencies across Education and Box Office operations.