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  • Mission Operations Control Room Console Final News Stories

    Mission Operations Control Room Console Final News Stories

    June 28, 2019

    See the latest news stories featuring the completion of the Mission Operations Control Room at NASA Johnson Space Center.

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  • COSMOSPHERE SET TO CELEBRATE LUNAR ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER

    COSMOSPHERE SET TO CELEBRATE LUNAR ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER

    June 6, 2019

    The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, KS, is planning a full line-up of new exhibits and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing this summer.

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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  • Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development

    Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development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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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13
    April 16
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    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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