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COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

Beginning Sept. 16, the German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during renovations.

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  • Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    April 11, 2019

    Thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the Sunderland Foundation of Kansas City, the Cosmosphere will be a more welcoming place for families with young children in 2020.

    According to the Cosmosphere, the Sunderland Foundation’s gift will fund the CosmoKids Discovery Area of the Hall of Space at the world-renowned science education center and space museum.

    “We are eager to begin construction on CosmoKids this fall and hope to have it open early in 2020,” said Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar. “The area will include STEM-based interactives and space where families can learn through interacting together or children can enjoy supervised play time while older family members enjoy the museum.”

    The gift follows $500,000 from the Sunderland Foundation to the Revitalization Campaign in 2017 and brings the total campaign funds raised to $4.3 million toward a goal of $7.4 million.

    “Our family is very proud the Cosmosphere is in Kansas,” said Kent Sunderland, President and Trustee of the Sunderland Foundation. “We want it to continue to thrive and enrich the lives of visitors from around the world. We are especially happy to support CosmoKids and to bring STEM experiences to even the youngest Cosmosphere visitors.”

    “We are grateful for the generosity of the Sunderland Foundation Trustees and their sincere interest in Kansas,” said Remar. “Thanks to their commitment, we are more than halfway toward the goal of a revitalized Cosmosphere experience that is more relevant to visitors for generations to come.”

    For more information, please contact Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar at jimr@cosmo.org, or call 620.665.9335.

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Space Debris: Do you know what is hanging over our heads?
    October 17
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  • 2019 Everything Under the Stars
    October 26
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  • Veteran’s Day Salute
    November 11
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Space Debris: Do you know what is hanging over our heads?

    Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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 cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation on "Space Debris: Do you know what is hanging over our heads?," by guest speaker, Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc. 

    Society relies on satellites for all aspects of daily life – from communications, navigation, to monitoring the planet for environmental efforts. However, millions of pieces of debris of all shapes and sizes are orbiting the Earth and posing a threat to active satellites on which humankind depends. Astroscale is developing the technology and working with international partners to encourage the responsible use of space. For more infomation about Astroscale, visit astroscale.com.

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

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, October 18 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal hours until 7:00 pm.

    Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Early Closing of the Building at 3 pm

    Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
    Location:Cosmosphere

    On Saturday, October 26, the Cosmosphere's main entrance and lobby will be closing early to the General Public at 12:00 p.m. Following at 3:00 p.m. the Cosmosphere and all its attractions will close to prepare for our annual fundraisier, Everything Under the Stars. The doors will reopen at 6:00 p.m. for ticketed guests of this event.

    The Carey Digital Dome Theater will have shows until 3:00 p.m. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open until 3:00 p.m. Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

    There will be no feature film or documentaries showing after 3:00 p.m. The naviGATOR Simulator will not be available all day. 

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