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  • Cosmosphere CEO Elected Board Chair for Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Cosmosphere CEO Elected Board Chair for Giant Screen Cinema Association

    December 16, 2022

    Cosmosphere president and chief executive officer Jim Remar has been elected 2023 Chair of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Board of Directors. Association members represent filmmakers, distributors, and theaters from nearly 30 countries. Remar joins leaders from Michael Daut Productions and K2 Studios, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Saskatchewan Science Centre as newly-elected GSCA Board officers.

    Remar has served on the GSCA Board of Directors for the past year. His one-year term as Board Chair begins January 1, 2023. He will also serve on the Governance Committee of the Board.

    The Cosmosphere shows films made for giant screens in its two-story Carey Digital Dome Theater, featuring a 4K digital projection system that envelopes viewers in an immersive theater experience. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows educational documentaries during Cosmosphere’s regular hours, with popular feature films available on weekends. Remar's election to the position of Board Chair for GSCA connects Cosmosphere and its audiences to cutting edge developments in the giant screen cinema industry.


    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS, its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids, an interactive STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.

    The mission of the GSCA is to support a prosperous international giant screen industry. GSCA is the essential organization that supports, grows, fortifies, and sustains the international network of premium giant screen theaters and content creators to provide immersive, transformational, cinematic experiences. GSCA's membership includes nearly 200 organizations in 20 countries and represents giant screen theaters, production, distribution, related businesses, and students.

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  • Smallville Festival: Celebrating Community Heroes Day
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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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