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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.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Remar 
    President and CEO

Upcoming Events

  • Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft to Splashdown at Cosmosphere
    June 16 – December 31
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo to Artemis
    July 16
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  • Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft to Splashdown at Cosmosphere

    Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    Liberty Bell 7 is set to splashdown at the Cosmosphere, following nearly six years of being on exhibit throughout the world.  Beginning Tuesday, June 16, visitors to the Smithsonian-affiliated space museum in Hutchinson, KS, will have the opportunity to get up close to an amazing piece of space history when the Mercury spacecraft, which took the second U.S. astronaut into space, returns to its home museum.  The craft will be on display in the Cosmosphere Grand Lobby through the remainder of 2020.

    For more information on Liberty Bell 7 go here

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo to Artemis

    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:cosmomeeting.org

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event or on Zoom at cosmomeeting.org.

    Grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Apollo to Artemis" with Cosmosphere Volunteer and owner of The Space Shot, John Mulnix.

    Attendees will learn about the Apollo program and the history of long-duration human spaceflight from Skylab to the ISS. You'll understand how these missions have prepared NASA for the return to the Moon with the Artemis Program in the late 2020s. Learn about the three exciting new commercially developed lunar landers supporting the Artemis Program. One of these new designs will take the first woman and the next man to the surface of the Moon!

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

    Thank you to our corporate partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

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