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  • Cosmosphere Plans Safe Re-Open and Camp Season

    Cosmosphere Plans Safe Re-Open and Camp Season

    May 20, 2020

    MISSION UPDATE: Wednesday, 20, 2020

    Following the announcement by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly of the “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas: {modified} Phase 2” in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cosmosphere will be re-opening its doors safely to the public beginning, Friday, May 22. 

    Hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

    Visitors to the Smithsonian-affiliated science center and space museum can expect the following safety measures when they visit:

    • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask. Disposable masks will be available at the Box Office upon request. 
    • Multiple hand-sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Cosmosphere
    • Seating in the Justice Planetarium, Carey Digital Dome theater and Dr. Goddard’s Lab will be limited and attendees will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines
    • With seating being limited, visitors are encouraged to use contactless pay to reserve their seats. Tickets are available online at: cosmo.org/visit/tickets or by calling the box office at: 620.665.9312. 
    • Plexiglass shields and six foot floor guides will be at point-of-sale locations
    • All high-contact, hard/non-porous surfaces will be sanitized daily or multiple times during the day
    • Access to information racks and other sources of paper, which can be handled by multiple individuals, will be eliminated
    • The new interactive CosmoKids area, naviGATOR Simulator and children’s activities in the Cosmosphere lobby will not be available for use by the public until further notice

    Click here to see our Coronavirus Safety Plan infographic for the public. 

    Cosmosphere museum and camp staff with public contact will be required to wear a clean face mask and disposable gloves during their shift. Staff who exhibit symptoms of illness will be required to stay at home. General COVID-19 safety practices, like social distancing and frequent hand washing, are also being practiced by all staff.

    For questions on any of the Cosmosphere COVID-19 safety procedures, or to plan your visit, call the Cosmosphere Box Office at: 620.665.9312.

    Find out what safety measures you can expect when you visit:

    ✅ Safety of our staff and volunteers, here.

    ✅ Safety of our campers and camp staff, here.

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services
    June 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Online

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event here.

    Pull up your easy chair, grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Commercial Lunar Payload Services: Delivery Trucks for the Moon," with Propulsion Design, Development, & Production Lead at Agile Space Industries and Cosmosphere Camp Alumnus, Charlie Garcia.

    Learn how NASA is trying to leverage it's success with the commercial resupply program for the International Space Station to drastically reduce the cost of getting payloads to the moon, enable exploration, resource development, and human expansion beyond low-Earth orbit.

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

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