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  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas. We will be open normal business hours tomorrow.
     

  • OPEN 9 AM–3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE

    Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be open from 9 am–3 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

    Please note: There will no feature film showing on Christmas Eve. 

  • Space Out Saturday: NORAD and Tracking Santa

    Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: NORAD and Tracking Santa. How fast does Santa's sleigh have to fly to deliver presents to everyone? Young Explorers will put Jolly O'Saint Nick on an SR-71 or a Bell X-1 plane and see how he flies! 

    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.

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

  • Space Out Saturday: Laika: the First Dog in Orbit

    Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: Laika: the First Dog in Orbit. Young Explorers will create their own rocket and send animals into space!

    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.

  • Veteran’s Day Salute

    Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere proudly supports the men and women of the armed forces.

    On Monday, November 11, Veterans are invited as our guest for their choice of a documentary in our Carey Digital Dome Theater or a trip through the Hall of Space Museum.

  • 2019 Everything Under the Stars

    Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    The much anticipated Everything Under the Stars event is back and promises to be out of this world!

    Exciting venues, live music, fantastic food and beverages, plus a live and silent auction which won't disappoint!
     

  • Space Out Saturday: Halloween in Space!

    Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: Halloween in Space! Celebrate Halloween on the International Space Station and create spiders out of styrofoam cups!

    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.

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, October 18 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal hours until 7:00 pm.

    Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Space Out Saturday: What Are Planets Made of?

    Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: What are planets made of? Young Explorers will learn what materials make up our planets and make their own world and lifeforms with play-doh.

    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.

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal business hours.

    Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Space Out Saturday: National Aviation Day

    Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: National Aviation Day! Young Explorers experience the forces of flight by constructing their own foam paper airplane!

    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.

  • Landing on the Lawn: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    Location: Hutchinson Community College lawn (just North of the Cosmosphere building)

    SAVE THE DATE! July 20, 2019 • 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

    Location: Hutchinson Community College lawn (just North of the Cosmosphere building)

    Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the historic Lunar Landing, July 20, 2019, with Landing on the Lawn.

    This event is free and open to the public and will include a variety of family-friendly activities and demonstrations focusing on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. 

    Planned activities include: “Meet Mr. Moon” puppet show, a Dr. Goddard’s lab demonstration, a Moon “selfie” station, giant lawn games, a showing of the CBS footage of the lunar landing and “In the Shadow of the Moon” documentary showing on a large outdoor, inflatable screen, Moon and planet observing with Cosmosphere Space Science Educators and so much more!

    More exciting details coming soon!

  • Space Out Saturday: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

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

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11: That’s one small step for Man, one giant leap for Mankind. What would you have said as the first person on the Moon? Young Explorers will get history of the Apollo 11 training, they'll construct their own space suit and create their own first words from the Moon.

    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.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: We Choose to Go to the Moon

    Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 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. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free, special presentation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing: "We Choose to Go to the Moon: Why Did We Go to the Moon and What Did We Learn From It?," by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel.

    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION REQUEST: Feel free to wear your favorite attire from 1969!

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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Greenland Impact Crater Discovery

    Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    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. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "The Greenland Impact Crater Discovery," by special guest presenter, John Paden, Associate Scientist, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), Kansas University.

    Kansas University radar systems measure the ice thickness of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and these data lead to the discovery of a large impact crater beneath the ice in northwest Greenland. Dr. Paden will present about the radar systems used to map the crater, how the crater was discovered and verified, and discuss the ongoing work to understand how the ice sheet affected the impact and the next steps to improve the dating of the impact crater.

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

  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets in FREE!

    Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    DAD: YOU ARE OUR UNIVERSE.

    On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, BOGO! Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, Dad gets in FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Dad to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, a planetarium show, Dr. Goddard's lab and the Hall of Space Museum. 

  • Space Out Saturday: Asteroid Day!

    Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: It's Asteroid Day! What are asteroids made of? Are there any in Kansas? Young Explorers will make their own asteroid out of various materials. 

    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.

  • Space Out Saturday: Communication in Space

    Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: Communication in Space. How do we communicate in space? Young explorers will design their own code language and operate walkie-talkies!

    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.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Communication in Space Travel

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 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. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "Communication in Space Travel," With special guests, Kansas Astronaut, Dr. Steven Hawley and former NASA Johnson Space Center Director of External Relations, Eileen Hawley. 

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

  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Mom Gets in FREE!

    Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    MOM: BECAUSE EVEN ASTRONAUTS NEED HEROES.

    On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, BOGO! Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, Mom gets in FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Mom to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, a planetarium show, Dr. Goddard's lab and the Hall of Space Museum!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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