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    September 11, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 9, 2019 


    HUTCHINSON, Kan.— Beginning Sept. 16, the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated space museum and science center in Hutchinson, KS will undergo a series of renovations and updates. 

    These updates include: 

    • The construction of the CosmoKids interactive area, supported by a gift from the Sunderland Foundation in Kansas City 

    • Design and construction of a new museum entrance and exit, allowing for increased guest accessibility 

    • Upgrades and improvements to the German Gallery 

    • Creating a fully interactive area for both the new Liquid Galaxy display and the virtual reality interactive currently available at the entrance of the museum 

    • Main level museum rotunda improvements, including lighting and carpet 

    • The installation of a new mission simulator for Cosmosphere Camp 2020, featuring a capsule based simulator and landing vehicle 

    During construction, visitors to the Cosmosphere must access the museum using the elevator located directly behind the Box Office. The German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during the updates. 

    Renovations are expected to be complete by March of 2020. A $2.00 discount off the All-Access Mission Pass and the single venue Hall of Space ticket will be applied during the time that the Galleries are closed. 


    CONTACT: Carla Stanfield, Public Relations Coordinator | | 620.665.9334 

Upcoming Events

  • Hutchinson Kennel Club
    November 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space
    November 21
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  • Museum Store Sunday
    December 1
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  • Hutchinson Kennel Club

    Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Grand Lobby

    Join the Hutchinson Kennel Club on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00-11:30 am, where they will have on display booths about animal care, adorable therapy dogs, a silent auction and fun giveaways for all ages. 

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space

    Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch for topics.

    Enjoy this free, presentation on "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space," by Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, Chuck McClary. 

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


    Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    We will be closed Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

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