Planning Your FIELD TRIP!
Every Cosmosphere Educational program is designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards. These are no ordinary field trips. These are standards-aligned, career-focused packages combined with optional hands-on experience.
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? It all starts here.
"My first principal set up our first Cosmosphere field trip 32 years ago,
and we have attended ever since."
– Ellen Marlin,
6th grade teacher at Sublette Elementary School, Sublette, Kansas
Shows and activities are available on the hour and take around 45 minutes each. Estimated time includes lunch. You can bring a sack lunch or you can order pizza through the Cosmosphere.
Includes a visit to the Hall of Space Museum (Self-guided tour. Talking points and scavenger hunts available), one show in the Justice Planetarium and one show in Dr. Goddards Lab. Up to four hours.
Price: $7.95 per student. Teachers are free and lunch is available for $5.00 per person.
MISSION PASS PLUS
Includes a choice of up to four adventures and up to five hours.
Price: $11.95 per student. Teachers are free and lunch is available for $5.00 per person.
Example Field Trip: A guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum, one show in Dr. Goddard's Lab, one show in the Justice Planetarium and choice of one hands-on activity.
- One show in Dr. Goddard’s Lab
- One show in the Justice Planetarium
- One documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater
- Guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum
- Hands-On Activity
Mission Pass Plus Hands-On Activites:
- Straw Rockets (K-2)
- Build and launch straw rockets testing different methods to make them go as far as possible.
- Air Rockets
- Build and launch air rockets testing different methods to make them go as far as possible.
- Water rockets (3-12)
- Build and launch water rockets.
- Build a better lander (6-12)
- Find out what it is like to be an engineer and create a new lander to deliver people safely to the moon.
- Space Junk (3-8)
- Find out what it is like to be an engineer and create a robot to clean up the junk hanging out around the Earth.
- Living in Space (K-12)
- Interactive presentation where you learn what it’s like to live in space using actual artifacts.
- K-2: Program a robot to draw out different types of shapes.
- 3-12: Program a robot to make its way through a maze.
- Solar System Bracelets (3-12)
- Create a model of the solar system on a bracelet.
- Flight (3-12)
- Learn how airplanes fly and build a foam plate glider.
- Space Ag (K-12)
- Learn the difference between farming on Earth, in space and on Mars. Design and create an indoor greenhouse.
- Astronomy (K-12)
- K-5: Create brand new constellations.
- 6-12: Study the science of spectroscopy and learn how we know what elements stars are made of.
- Solar System and Beyond (K-12)
- Learn about the objects beyond our solar system and create a personal golden disk.
- Energy (3-12)
- Design and build a windmill that produces electricity.
- Hazards of Space (K-12)
- Interactive presentation on the hazards of space flight.
- Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (K-12)
- Make ice cream the quick and easy way by using liquid nitrogen.
- Scaling (K-8)
- Create celestial bodies and then find out how far away they are from one another.
30 minute options to pair with lunch:
A visit to the Cosmosphere Gift Store
Main floor scavenger hunt
CosmoKids (currently unavailable)
Stream archive video
Outside free time
Plan your field trip today! Contact the Camp Support Team at 620-222-0201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.