• 2022 Toys for Tots

    Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere Gift Store

    Did you know the Cosmosphere is an official drop-off location for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation? You can drop off your new, unwrapped toys at the Cosmosphere Gift Store now through the the holiday season!

    PRO-TIP: Shop at the Cosmosphere Gift Store and just leave the toys in the drop off box!

  • First and Last Steps: Celebrating Time and Space

    Date: Friday, December 02, 2022 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location:Meadowlark Building, Kansas State Fairgrounds

    Celebrate time and space as we observe the Cosmosphere's first steps from a poultry building, to the last steps of humans on the Moon.

    Join us Friday, December 2, 2022, as the Cosmosphere celebrates its 60th birthday and honors the 50 year anniversary of Apollo 17 at the Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.


    Jeff Ashby
    Jerry Bostick
    Charlie Duke
    Gerry Griffin
    Fred Haise
    Steven Hawley
    Gene Kranz (unable to attend)
    Jack Lousma (unable to attend)
    Harrison Schmitt
    Milt Windler

    *Guests are subject to change.

  • Fred Haise Book Signing

    Date: Saturday, December 03, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Hall of Space Museum, by Apollo 13

    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 3, 2022
    • Book signing located in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum in front of the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey
    • Free to the public
    • Books available for pickup or shipping from Cosmosphere's gift shop at shop.cosmo.org
    • Can't make it to the book signing? Purchase a pre-signed copy here
    • Mr. Haise will only be signing his book, "Never Panic Early"
    • Museum entry not required for signing. To enjoy the museum, please purchase a ticket at the box office
    • Artemis and Shuttle ticket holders to the Cosmosphere's "First and Last Steps" Gala will have a reservation for the priority line

    In "Never Panic Early," an extraordinary new autobiography, Fred Haise details the most harrowing moments in a life devoted to flight, including the dangerous mission to return the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft to Earth, his years as a military fighter pilot, and his heroic recovery from a near-fatal air show crash. Through personal accounts and photographs, readers get to know a man devoted to his calling, who developed a true ability to deal with the unexpected. Fred Haise is one of only 24 men to fly to the Moon. He served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 13, and had a 20 year career at NASA.

    Book availability may be limited on event day. Signing will be limited based on time.

Carey Digital Dome Theater
Justice Planetarium
Hall of Space Museum
Dr. Goddard’s Lab