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  • Camp Registration and Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 10

    Camp Registration and Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 10

    April 27, 2021

    If you’re one of those parents still trying to plan summer activities, the Cosmosphere just gave you some breathing room. Parents and students have an extra 10 days to register and receive scholarships for summer Cosmosphere Camps. The deadline is now May 10. The original deadline was April 30.

    This summer’s camps feature additional activities and objectives designed to make the camps more engaging, challenging and fun. From launching high altitude weather balloons to a night spent 650 feet beneath the Earth’s surface, each camp offers something new.

    “We not only are featuring new activities during the camp, but also are bringing in subject matter experts via virtual interviews,” said JoAnna Strecker, Cosmosphere Director of Education. “When you get to hear about geology from Dr. Harrison Schmitt, who is a geologist who walked on the Moon during Apollo 17 and who is taking time to create information specifically for the Mission: Lunar Trek camp, that is pretty cool.”

    Camps are available for students entering grades three to 12. The Mission: Martian Base includes a field day activity at Strataca, a salt mine where campers will work in teams to build habitats, source food and build a rover vehicle—all as if they were on the surface of Mars rather than 650 feet beneath the surface on their own planet.

    For more information, go to or call 620.222.0201.

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  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 15 – September 6
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  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets in FREE!
    June 20
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  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021
    September 18
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

    Cosmosphere will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with BlueStar Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

    The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID for entrance into a Blue Star Museum.

    For a complete list of participants, visit

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

    Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, it's BOGO*!

    Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, and 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.

    *To receive the BOGO offer, please call 620.665.9312 or purchase your tickets at the Box Office upon arrival. Offer is not available online.

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021

    Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Join us Saturday, September 18, 2021 for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day! 

    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. 

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive free admission into the Hall of Space Museum for two guests. Tickets will be available soon HERE.

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