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  • Cosmosphere and Salvation Army Team Up for Cozy Christmastime Fun

    Cosmosphere and Salvation Army Team Up for Cozy Christmastime Fun

    December 9, 2022

    Ring in the Holidays! It’s that time of year, when the Polar Express rolls into the Carey Digital Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere. For some families, bringing children in pajamas to see the Christmas classic is an annual tradition.

    This year, opening night for Polar Express at the Cosmosphere will be extra special. The Salvation Army will bring their canteen vehicle to the Cosmosphere parking lot to serve free cocoa, coffee, and Sugartime Confections cookies beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16.

    At 7:00 p.m. that evening, the first of Cosmosphere’s 2022 Polar Express screenings begins. Additional showings continue December 17 through January 1. The film, based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, tells the story of a young boy’s journey to the North Pole aboard a magical train.

    For tickets and showtimes visit Cocoa, coffee, and cookies are available December 16 only. Children are invited to attend any Polar Express showing in their favorite pajamas.

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  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 20 – September 4
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  • 2023 Sunflower Summer Program
    May 26 – August 13
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  • Smallville Festival: Celebrating Community Heroes Day
    June 16
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023

    The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum, including CosmoKids, 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 20, 2023 and ends Labor Day, September 4, 2023.

    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

  • 2023 Sunflower Summer Program

    Date: Friday, May 26, 2023

    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 26 through August 13, 2023.

    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 100 participating venues across Kansas, check out to find out how to make your Sunflower Summer spectacular!

  • Smallville Festival: Celebrating Community Heroes Day

    Date: Friday, June 16, 2023 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    In support of Smallville’s Community Heroes Day on Friday, June 16, it’s BOGO!*

    First Responders (Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS, 911 Dispatch) can buy one All-Access Mission Pass and get one for FREE on June 16! Enjoy 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, including CosmoKids!

    *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. First responders please show badge or work identification at time of purchase.

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