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.
President and CEO