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  • Cosmosphere Upgrades Visitor Experience with Renovation and Redesign

    Cosmosphere Upgrades Visitor Experience with Renovation and Redesign

    August 19, 2021

    For Immediate Release—8/19/21—Several galleries in Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum will undergo renovation and redesign beginning August 23. Three galleries will be renovated simultaneously. These areas will temporarily close to the public starting August 23. The Cosmosphere anticipates they will re-open in time for the holiday season.

    During renovation, all visitors receive discounted admission to the Hall of Space Museum. Visitors will still be able to experience all other parts of the museum, including the popular Apollo Gallery, featuring the flown Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey.

    Visitors can also enjoy regularly scheduled space-themed documentaries and rotating feature films in Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater. Cosmosphere’s family-friendly Dr. Goddard’s Lab science shows and planetarium shows continue daily on their regular schedules.

    “We’re renovating some of the oldest galleries in the Cosmosphere,” said Jim Remar, President and Chief Executive Officer. “After 20 years of appreciation from the public, they have some wear and tear. Upgrades from this renovation will include better lighting, a more open layout, and a truly chronological presentation from early rocketry through the start of the space race. These upgrades will allow visitors to better engage with our unique artifacts and displays.”

    Before pictures (inset). Wait until you see the after!

    See layout of new V-2 Gallery (currently the German Gallery) here.

    See layout of Cold War and Kennedy Galleries here.

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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. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily; a digital Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations.  

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: EM…Who? EMU Spacesuit Secrets Past and Present
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: EM…Who? EMU Spacesuit Secrets Past and Present

    Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Banquet Room

    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 "EM...Who? EMU Spacesuit Secrets Past and Present." With special guest Kristine Larson Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Cosmosphere Camps alumna, is part of a team designing, testing, (and sometimes wearing prototypes!) of the new xEMU suit that will be worn by the first woman and next man to explore the moon as part of the Artemis program. Joining Kristine will be Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel.

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

  • Veteran’s Day Salute

    Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    The Cosmosphere proudly supports the men and women of the armed forces.

    On Thursday, November 11, Veterans are invited as our guest for their choice of a documentary in our Carey Digital Dome Theater or a trip through the Hall of Space Museum. Mention that you're a veteran at the Box Office to receive this offer. 


    Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    We will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

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