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  • An Update to Our Valued Community

    An Update to Our Valued Community

    March 13, 2020

    To our valued community,

    On behalf of the Cosmosphere, I’d like to take a moment to share with you our plans as we move forward through and beyond the current Coronavirus pandemic.

    First, we are open for business. Our normal hours of operation will continue, along with our regular programming. We will work to stay open and provide programming and services to the best of our ability given these unprecedented circumstances.

    We will continue to be Your Place for Space. A new area for education and fun, CosmoKids, along with the new X-Plane Gallery that is part of an entirely renovated entrance to our Hall of Space – both open this weekend! Providing a place where families and visitors can still gather with confidence has always been, and will continue to be a critical part of our role in the community.

    We will continue to be vigilant and responsive to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests and staff as we monitor this rapidly changing situation. We will communicate any changes via our website, social media and email news bulletins to keep everyone apprised as we move through these days and weeks together. If you’d like, you can click here to be sure you receive the most up-to-date information from us.

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Museum Industry have issued best practices to ensure guests have a clean and safe environment. We follow their stringent guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing all contact surfaces in our building and our CosmoKids area. We also make hand sanitizer, tissues and disinfectant wipes available throughout the building for the use of our staff and guests. Visit the CDC website to help you find ways to diminish the spread of COVID-19.

    Over the past two days we have had the privilege of conversations with some of the finest men of our time as we made the determination to postpone the Cosmosphere’s Apollo 13 50th Anniversary celebrations due to the COVID-19 crisis. The support and confidence of those men as they look forward to the rescheduled opportunity to come to the Cosmosphere helps us remember, this too shall pass.

    For a reminder that it is possible to overcome incredible odds and adversity, visit our Hall of Space Museum. Remember not only the Apollo 13, but the decade prior to it, when we came together as a Nation to do the impossible—to reach the Moon.

    We hope that each of you holds onto that sense of resilience and hope during these times when fear can quickly gain the upper hand. We are grateful you are part of our community and we look forward to hearing from you anytime should you have questions, suggestions or concerns. This is your Cosmosphere. We look forward to seeing you here at Your Place for Space.


    Jim Remar 
    President and CEO

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

    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 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: or 620.665.9304.

    If you booked any educational outreach activities, please contact our School Programs Manager to discuss rescheduling: 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

    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

    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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