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  • COSMOSPHERE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND FAMILIES THIS SUMMER

    COSMOSPHERE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND FAMILIES THIS SUMMER

    May 12, 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. This includes free admission into the Cosmosphere's Hall of Space Museum for up to five family members. 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 Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

    “The Cosmosphere is proud to partner with our fellow museums and the National Endowment for the Arts in honoring the men and women who serve our country,” said Mimi Meredith, Cosmosphere Sr. VP of Communication and Chief Development Officer. “It is a small way to give back to them and their families.”

    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. 

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    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’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 the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery.  

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
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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 arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

  • 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
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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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