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  • Cosmosphere Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

    Cosmosphere Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

    August 8, 2022

    Cosmosphere’s Great Traveler Reviews Land it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites

    Cosmosphere today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for being in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travelers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. Cosmosphere stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to visitors.

    “This 2022 recognition comes as Cosmosphere celebrates 60 years of space and science education,” said Jim Remar, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Cosmosphere. “Our visitors have been wonderfully engaged over those years, and we appreciate every single one of them. We look forward to lighting that spark of interest in science education and the history of space exploration for years to come.”

    “Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Winners,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “The Travelers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests. Ranking among the Travelers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it's using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps you've taken to meet travelers' new demands. You've adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity."

    To see traveler reviews of the Cosmosphere, visit the Cosmosphere page on

    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. 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 Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids, an interactive STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.

    Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform, helps hundreds of millions of people each month become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 988 million reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type.

Upcoming Events

  • The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science
    October 15
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  • Operation: Blackbird FREE Public Event
    October 15
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II
    October 20
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  • The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science

    Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Fee Family Learning Center

    The Kansas Association of Teacher of Science has teamed up with the Cosmosphere to bring the joy of all things STEM to you and your families!

    This lab-coat-casual professional development opportunity will blend “out of this world” simulators, interactive labs, and engineering challenges that only the Cosmosphere can provide along side cutting edge classroom teaching techniques and strategies offered by Kansas educators. These simulations and activities are not open to the public and recommended for children age 10 and up. So, if you want to experience the Cosmosphere at maximum Gs, the KATS in the Cosmos Fall Event is for you! 

    For more information or to register, see the KATS website. 

  • Early Closing of Building at 3 pm

    Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    The Cosmosphere will be closing early at 3 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, to prepare for a private event. Our hours of operation that day will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

    We will be open normal business hours on Sunday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

  • Operation: Blackbird FREE Public Event

    Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Get ready for a super-sonic day! Enjoy stories of flying three times the speed of sound at the edge of space. Hear what it took to operate and maintain the world’s fastest manned air-breathing jet.

    Meet SR-71 pilots and crew and enjoy book-signing events plus intimate breakout sessions on SR-71 Blackbird operations, maintenance, training and technology. Free and open to the public!

    Please note: The Cosmosphere will be closing early at 3 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, to prepare for a private event. Our hours of operation that day will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

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