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  • The Cosmosphere is temporarily closed. 

    The Cosmosphere is temporarily closed. 

    March 16, 2020

    With safety of our visitors and staff as its utmost priority, the Cosmosphere is temporarily closed. 

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  • An Update to Our Valued Community

    An Update to Our Valued Community

    March 13, 2020

    We are open for business. Our normal hours of operation will continue, along with our regular programming.

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  •  Cosmosphere Postpones Anniversary Celebrations Due to COVID-19

    Cosmosphere Postpones Anniversary Celebrations Due to COVID-19

    March 12, 2020

    The Cosmosphere announced today that it will reschedule the events associated with the Apollo 13 50th Anniversary celebration planned for April 3 and 4 and the STS-31: Hubble 30th Anniversary celebration scheduled for May 8 and 9 in light of the growing impact of COVID-19.

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  • Celebrate Apollo 13 During Spring Break (March 14-29) at the Cosmosphere!

    Celebrate Apollo 13 During Spring Break (March 14-29) at the Cosmosphere!

    March 5, 2020

    Spring Break visitors are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission at the home of the authentic Apollo 13 spacecraft—the Cosmosphere!

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  • Items from the Armstrong Family Collection Donated to Cosmosphere

    Items from the Armstrong Family Collection Donated to Cosmosphere

    January 22, 2020

    Rick and Mark Armstrong, the sons of Neil and Janet Armstrong, have donated two items from the late astronaut’s personal collection of air and space memorabilia to the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center and Space Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Hutchinson, KS. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13
    April 16
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope
    May 21
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  • The Cosmosphere is temporarily closed

    Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
    Location:Cosmosphere

    With safety of our visitors and staff as its utmost priority, the Cosmosphere is temporarily closed. 

    Until then, we encourage those who were hoping to visit during this two-week period to take a virtual tour of the Cosmosphere’s world-renowned collection via this link

    Get fun science facts and home experiments by signing up for the Cosmosphere Newsletter here. If you can’t bring your family to the Cosmosphere, bring the Cosmosphere to your family!

    Take time to learn more about what summer camp experiences your children and grandchildren might enjoy at at cosmocamps.org. Planning ahead and anticipating new and exciting things in the future are sure ways for children—and all of us—to dispel anxious thoughts about the present.

    We will reopen and we will be ready to share our new CosmoKids area and X-Plane gallery with all our visitors, along with the rest of the experience only the Cosmosphere can offer.

    Until then, we will share the power that comes from facing these unprecedented times together as a community, a nation and a world.

    If you booked any Cosmosphere experience, please contact our Box Office Manager to discuss rescheduling: samanthas@cosmo.org or 620.665.9304.

    If you booked any educational outreach activities, please contact our School Programs Manager to discuss rescheduling: joannas@cosmo.org or 620.665.9319. 

    Please accept our profound apologizes for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELLED: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    From the Smithsonian: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. We appreciate your understanding.

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us virtually on our Facebook page here. Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. 

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 Mission at the HOME of Odyssey! Enjoy this free, presentation on "Apollo 13: The Mission of Survival. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13," with Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

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