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  • Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    April 11, 2019

    Thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the Sunderland Foundation of Kansas City, the Cosmosphere will be a more welcoming place for families with young children in 2020.

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  • Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    February 6, 2019

    The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, has recently promoted and hired new members to the organization’s Executive Team.

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  • Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development

    Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development

    January 29, 2019

    After careful evaluation, the Cosmosphere is no longer considering a satellite location at Bluhawk in Overland Park, KS.

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  • Cosmosphere Receives Continued Hansen Foundation Grant for Outreach Programs

    Cosmosphere Receives Continued Hansen Foundation Grant for Outreach Programs

    January 28, 2019

    The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the Cosmosphere $100,000 per year for the next five years to provide unique STEM educational opportunities to Northwest Kansas students.

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  • PUBLIC INVITED TO OPENING OF B-29 DOC HANGER AND EDUCATION CENTER

    PUBLIC INVITED TO OPENING OF B-29 DOC HANGER AND EDUCATION CENTER

    January 21, 2019

    The expertise of the Cosmosphere SpaceWorks team will be on display at the new B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center in Wichita when the new facility opens to the public for the first time on Jan. 26.

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  • Space Out Saturday: Robots!
    April 20
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  • Drone Basics 4.0: First Person View Flying
    April 20
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  • Space Out Saturday: Robots!

    Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: Robots! Young explorers will experiment with different types of robots. 

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to grade school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-10
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5 years or younger
    Excitement ensues with this fun and educational storytime!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-10
    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.)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Drone Basics 4.0: First Person View Flying

    Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Location:TBD

    Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 2:00-3:30 pm and learn flips, tricks and flying acrobatics with Experienced First Person View (FPV) Flyer, Marquis Hubbard and the Cosmosphere’s own certified remote pilot, Chuck McClary!

    FPV flying uses goggles and screens to maneuver and fly a drone. During this class, you will also learn tips on how to build your own FPV drone and get hands-on flight time.

    Participants from beginner to advanced are encouraged to attend, though previous drone flying skills are helpful. An FPV drone will be provided.

    Cost is only $6 (tax included) per person. Pre-register by Thurs. April 18th, with Kristen Spurlin by emailing kristens@cosmo.org or calling 620.665.9323. Upon registration, location of class will be given. Cash or Check accepted at the door, credit payments only accepted over phone.

  • Closed Easter Sunday

    Date: Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21. We will be open normal business hours on Monday.

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