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  • Cosmosphere and Exploration Place Announce Discount Program

    Cosmosphere and Exploration Place Announce Discount Program

    October 19, 2021

    Learn, explore and save with the new Discovery Discount at Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere and Wichita’s Exploration Place.

    Launching today, guests who visit both the Cosmosphere and Exploration Place within 30 days will receive a $5 discount at their second museum. The offer is valid on Cosmosphere’s All Access Mission Pass and Exploration Place’s All Access Pass. Visitors must present a receipt or ticket from the partner museum to qualify.

    "We are glad to have the Exploration Place joining us as a partner in bringing great STEM activities to Kansas," said Jim Remar, Cosmosphere president and CEO. "Now visitors to the Cosmosphere can save at both Exploration Place and Strataca after visiting the Cosmosphere, making it even more appealing to visit the heart of Kansas for great destination attractions."

    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and  Sunday and until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

    The mission of Exploration Place, Kansas’ premier science center, is to inspire a deeper interest in science and technology through creative and fun experiences for all. Exploration Place is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

    Cosmosphere tickets available here.

    Exploration Place tickets available here.

Upcoming Events

  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 21 – September 5
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  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program
    May 28 – August 14
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  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets One FREE!
    June 19
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum to our nation’s active-duty military personnel (including 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. The Blue Star Museum program begins Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022 and ends Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

    The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), 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 (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

    For a complete list of participants, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program

    Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    What's better than an out-of-this-world visit to the Cosmosphere? How about a FREE out-of-this-world visit thanks to the Kansas State Department of Education's Sunflower Summer program! All Kansas students, and up to two accompanying adults, can receive free admission to our Hall of Space Museum May 28 through August 14, 2022.

    To be eligible to participate, students must be 4-18 years old and not have graduated high school yet. Up to two adults accompanying the student can also participate. To get started,  parents and guardians need to download the Sunflower Summer app free from either Google Play (Android) or Apple (iOS) app stores.

    With over 70 participating venues across Kansas, check out www.sunflowersummer.org to find out how to make your Sunflower Summer spectacular!

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

    Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    DAD: YOU ARE OUR UNIVERSE.

    Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, it's BOGO*!

    Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, and Dad gets one FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Dad to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, experience a planetarium show, see live science in Dr. Goddard's lab and take a trip through 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.

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