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Youth Organizations

If you work with Scouts, 4-H, Girl Scouts, or any other youth organization, let us provide fun and enriching STEAM experiences to your youth. From weekend overnight experiences to a day of adventure in our education center and Challenge Course, we can customize experiences to meet the needs of your group.

The Cosmosphere is proud to offer programs that are as unique and exceptional as the young people we serve. With our professional staff, the Cosmosphere trains, educates and entertains young leaders of all ages and interests. From from programming robots to detecting radiation in a cloud chamber, the Cosmosphere knows what will inspire, motivate and train youth for the impossible! 

Badges, patches, awards, and journey requirements in space and related STEAM subjects can be earned at the Cosmosphere. Programs are available for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, 4-H, church groups and more!  

Leaders of Tomorrow

Scheduled Weekend Programs for 2023-2024 School Year

The Cosmosphere has scheduled the dates shown below to host youth organization daytime activities and overnight programs. Registration is required two weeks in advance for group rate discounts. Individuals or Units can sign up beginning September 1, 2023. 

All requirements for the badges listed below are covered, pending weather conditions for outdoor activities.  Programs typically run from check-in at 12:30 pm on Saturday to 11:00 am on Sunday.  Dinner and breakfast are included.   Open weekends can be reserved and customized for your group.

$90 Youth / $40 Leaders & Guests

Date Youth Organization Program Topic Over Night Late Start Day Only
Oct 22 Scouting BSA Robotics/Space Exploratioin x
Nov 4 Girl Scouts Space Science Adventurer/Investigator/Researcher x
Nov 18 Scouting BSA Nuclear Science/Engineering x  
Dec 2 Open
Dec 9 Scouting BSA Aviation/Astronomy X  
Jan 13 Cub Scouts BSA Out of this World Nova x
Jan 20 Girl Scouts Space Science Adventurer/Investigator/Researcher x  
Jan 27 Scouting BSA Weather/Programming X
Feb 3 Open    
Feb 10 Girl Scouts Space Science Adventurer/Investigator/Researcher x
Feb 17 Open      
Feb 24 Open    
Mar 9 Open  
Mar 16 Open    
Mar 23 Scouting BSA Robotics/Space Exploration X  
Mar 30 Scouting BSA Nuclear Science/Engineering X
Apr 6 Open  
Apr 16 Open    
Apr 20 Scouting BSA Aviation/Astronomy X
Apr 27 Open    
May 4 Girl Scouts Space Science Adventurer/Investigator/Researcher X
* These Nova Programs are Morning programs with registration through BSA Quivira Council.
  • You will fill out an information form online with contact information and estimated counts.
  • You will receive a confirmation of the date scheduled and a request for a $100 Deposit.
  • Please notify us of any special requests at least one week before arrival.
  • Standard food requests can be submitted up to three days before the event.
  • You must bring a copy of your tax-exempt form and present it at check-in.
  • You must pay for all participants through a single payment (check/credit card) to receive discounted fees and tax-exempt status.

We understand the number of participants may vary slightly from what you were expecting.  You will pay only for the base program or up to two extra participants that arrive on the day of the event.  Please let us know if you have major changes the week of the event.

General Program Availability after Memorial Day

DayDescription
MondayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
TuesdayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
WednesdayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
ThursdayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
FridayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
Scheduled Organization Overnight Programs
SaturdayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
Scheduled Organization Overnight Programs
Open to Organization Day Programs
SundayOpen to School MP, MP+ Programs
Open to Organization Day Programs

Questions about Youth Organizations?

Out of this World Experiences

Make your next group outing the most memorable and meaningful yet! Explore our youth organization opportunities.

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