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  • Cosmosphere Kicks Off Summer

    Cosmosphere Kicks Off Summer

    May 25, 2021

    Launch your summer at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson with activities for all ages every day.

    Beginning May 28 through September 6, Cosmosphere returns to seven days a week of operation and will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

    In addition to the new CosmoKids interactive STEM area for children, families will also enjoy the return of weekend feature films at the Carey Digital Dome Theater. Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer films with “Raya and the Last Dragon” showing at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

    Two new documentaries launch May 28 and bring the real drama of space to life. The documentary combo of “Asteroid Mission Extreme” and “Astronaut—Ocean to Orbit” feature the science and secrets of asteroids and the intense underwater training that helps NASA astronauts overcome crises in space. A variety of documentaries show every day at the Cosmosphere.

    And remember, if you have a large group looking for entertainment this summer, check Cosmosphere’s group rates and scheduling options.

    “We are happy to schedule private showings and anything else within our power to bring fun to groups whether it’s a business outing or a family reunion,” said Samantha Hyman, Cosmosphere Box Office Manager.  

    Plan now for a Father’s Day outing on June 20, when Dads get in free with a paid admission.

    For more information on Cosmosphere summer promotions, call 800.397.0330 or visit the website at

Upcoming Events

  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 15 – September 6
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Liberty Bell 7
    July 15
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  • Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Liberty Bell 7
    July 21
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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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Liberty Bell 7

    Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Welcome back to in-person Coffee at the Cosmo at the Cosmosphere!

    This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM topics and space history. Coffee at the Cosmo is offered quarterly and is free of charge. It can also be enjoyed via Facebook Live from anywhere!

    Enjoy this free, presentation on The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration as it examines the risks revealed in the Liberty Bell 7 Mission along with insight into the Mercury program goals and objectives, which formed the foundation of U.S. manned space exploration. Jim Remar, Cosmosphere President and CEO presents. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Liberty Bell 7

    Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Join us Wednesday, July 21, in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft!

    • Throughout the summer: See the special Liberty Bell 7 exhibit at the Cosmosphere and celebrate the mission all day on July 21!
    • Wednesday, July 21, beginning at 12:30 p.m.: Mercury to Artemis Celebrating the Past and Future of Space Travel
      • 12:30 p.m Jim Remar, Cosmosphere President and CEO, shares a presentation about Liberty Bell 7
      • 1:00 p.m. NASA’s Nicole Herrmann, Technical Integration Manager in the Human Exploration Development and Operations Office of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will join us virtually to discuss the future of space travel and the Artemis Mission. 
    • Special discounts in the gift store and café to celebrate Liberty Bell 7's Anniversary
    • Don't miss the limited edition Liberty Bell 7 patch and t-shirt in the Cosmosphere Gift Store!

    Find out more in our latest blog post. 

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