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  • Cosmosphere Plans Safe Re-Open and Camp Season

    Cosmosphere Plans Safe Re-Open and Camp Season

    July 2, 2020

    MISSION UPDATE: July 13, 2020

    The Cosmosphere is requiring masks in all public spaces. Free disposable masks are available at the Cosmosphere Box Office.

    MISSION UPDATE: May 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 required to wear a mask. Free disposable masks will be available for visitors at the Box Office. 
    • 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

  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 21 – September 5
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  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program
    May 28 – August 14
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  • 2nd Saturday Free Museum Tours
    August 13
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum 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 21, 2022 and ends Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

    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 arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program

    Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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 28 through August 14, 2022.

    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 70 participating venues across Kansas, check out www.sunflowersummer.org to find out how to make your Sunflower Summer spectacular!

  • 2nd Saturday Free Museum Tours

    Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    FREE with museum admission: guided museum tours will be available at 11am and 1pm, on Saturday, August 13. Experienced and insightful docents will enlighten and entertain you on your journey through the Hall of Space Museum.* (Meet at the Museum Entrance turnstile.)

    The activities are free to Reno County residents, who have free access to the Hall of Space, including CosmoKids, with a pass obtained by showing their ID at the Box Office. Out-of-county guests must purchase a ticket at the Box Office.

    For more information call 620.662.2305 or visit cosmo.org for ticket and showtimes.

    *Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE, please pick up admission ticket at Box Office.

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