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  • Cosmosphere Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

    Cosmosphere Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

    August 8, 2022

    Cosmosphere today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for being in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

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  • Exclusive Teachers in Space Program Comes to Cosmosphere July 12-15

    Exclusive Teachers in Space Program Comes to Cosmosphere July 12-15

    June 22, 2022

    Teachers in Space, a STEM education organization connecting real space technologies to K-12 classrooms, is offering three summer workshops for teachers at locations across the country.

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  • Former NASA Astronaut Makes Public Appearance at Cosmosphere June 16

    Former NASA Astronaut Makes Public Appearance at Cosmosphere June 16

    June 7, 2022

    Former NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott touches down at the Cosmosphere Thursday, June 16 for a public book signing from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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  • This Summer: Free Cosmosphere Admission for Military Families and Kansas Kids

    This Summer: Free Cosmosphere Admission for Military Families and Kansas Kids

    May 17, 2022

    Two summer programs provide free admission to Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum.

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  • Historic Liberty Bell 7 to land at Planet Comicon Kansas City for exhibit

    Historic Liberty Bell 7 to land at Planet Comicon Kansas City for exhibit

    March 30, 2022

    Planet Comicon Kansas City, in partnership with the Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere, is thrilled to announce that the historic Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft will be on exhibit during Planet, April 22-24, 2022, at Bartle Hall.

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Upcoming Events

  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 21 – September 5
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  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program
    May 28 – August 14
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  • 2nd Saturday Free Museum Tours
    August 13
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum to our nation’s active-duty military personnel (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps) and up to five family members. The Blue Star Museum program begins Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022 and ends Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

    The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

    For a complete list of participants, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program

    Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    What's better than an out-of-this-world visit to the Cosmosphere? How about a FREE out-of-this-world visit thanks to the Kansas State Department of Education's Sunflower Summer program! All Kansas students, and up to two accompanying adults, can receive free admission to our Hall of Space Museum May 28 through August 14, 2022.

    To be eligible to participate, students must be 4-18 years old and not have graduated high school yet. Up to two adults accompanying the student can also participate. To get started,  parents and guardians need to download the Sunflower Summer app free from either Google Play (Android) or Apple (iOS) app stores.

    With over 70 participating venues across Kansas, check out www.sunflowersummer.org to find out how to make your Sunflower Summer spectacular!

  • 2nd Saturday Free Museum Tours

    Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    FREE with museum admission: guided museum tours will be available at 11am and 1pm, on Saturday, August 13. Experienced and insightful docents will enlighten and entertain you on your journey through the Hall of Space Museum.* (Meet at the Museum Entrance turnstile.)

    The activities are free to Reno County residents, who have free access to the Hall of Space, including CosmoKids, with a pass obtained by showing their ID at the Box Office. Out-of-county guests must purchase a ticket at the Box Office.

    For more information call 620.662.2305 or visit cosmo.org for ticket and showtimes.

    *Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE, please pick up admission ticket at Box Office.

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