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  • Cosmosphere Visitors Can Visit the Lunar Landing Site and More!

    Cosmosphere Visitors Can Visit the Lunar Landing Site and More!

    August 6, 2019

    Thanks to a new 3D interactive display, visitors to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS, can visit the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon, take a close look at an Apollo spacesuit or explore planet Earth.

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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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Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: New Cosmosphere Camps

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. 

    Enjoy this free presentation on "The New Cosmosphere Camps," with Cosmosphere's Vice President of Educaton and Strategy, Nathan Meyer. 

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

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020

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

    Join us Saturday, April 4, 2020 for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day! (Please note we are open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020.)

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive FREE admission into the Hall of Space Museum for two guests. Tickets available HERE beginning February 27, 2020. 

    Mark your calendar for America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate EARTH OPTIMISM!

    Museum Day is moving from Fall to Spring in 2020 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The annual Museum Day event will take place on Saturday, April 4th.

  • Apollo 13 Mission Debrief

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Location:Hutchinson's Fox Theatre

    APOLLO 13 MISSION DEBRIEF

    For all the details, including ticket pricing, see the Apollo 13 webpage here


    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

    “HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.” 

    These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. 

    No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.  


    Join us at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre for an Apollo 13 Panel Discussion with Apollo 13 astronauts and MOCR team members as well as Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and current Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. With panel moderators: Author Andrew Chaikin and Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar. 

    Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Glynn Lunney*, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. *Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.

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