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  • Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    May 24, 2019

    We appreciate the hard work Educator's do to benefit our communities and children EVERY DAY!! So, as our way of saying thanks, we invite you to see our educational documentary movies FREE this summer! From May 24-Sept 30, you and your educator colleagues can view documentaries at the Cosmosphere for FREE!!

    In addition to the two currently running documentaries, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and Cuba, we are offering additional titles from our extensive documentary library for you to consider. 

    Below is a schedule of the documentary shows available**: 

    Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
    See trailer here
    Mon- Sat: 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm 
    Sun: 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm 

    See trailer here
    Mon- Sat: 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm
    Sun: 1 pm & 3 pm
    **June 1-9: D-Day Normandy 1944 will show at these times in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day

    Rotating Documentary Showings:
    Monday-Saturday: 12pm & 5pm 
    Sunday: ​5 pm 

    June 1-9: D-Day Normandy 1944  see trailer here
    June 10-23: America's Musical Journey see trailer here
    June 24-July 7: We the People  see trailer here
    July 8-21: The Last Reef  see trailer here
    July 22-Aug 4: National Parks Adventure  see trailer here
    Aug 5-Aug 18: Jerusalem see trailer here

    Please check in at the box office. One free viewing of each documentary is allowed per educator. Guests of educators are required to purchase documentary tickets.

    **All show times are subject to change if preempted by a custom group booking. It is always best to call our box office at 620.665.9347 before coming to the Cosmosphere to make sure movies are running as scheduled.

    All documentaries shown at the Cosmosphere align with educational standards and Cosmosphere staff can provide educational resource guides to use in your classroom upon request. Contact Helene Kain, School Programs Manager, at, or 620.665.9319, for standards information and classroom resource guides for films in our library!

    If you would like to schedule a group (10+) viewing for any documentary from our library (see full list here), please contact our School Programs Manager, Helene Kain, by emailing or calling 620.665.9319.

Upcoming Events

  • Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration
    May 1 – August 31
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: No, the Moon is Not Made of Cheese
    September 19 –
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  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2019
    September 21
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  • Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019



    APOLLO 11 SCAVENGER HUNTPick up the Apollo 11 artifact list at the Box Office, and see how many artifacts you can find throughout the Cosmosphere, or download here.

    APOLLO 11 CELEBRATION WALLFind activity sheets for children and adults at the Information Desk. Fill out your sheet and drop it at the Box Office for display on our Apollo 11 Celebration Wall.

    APOLLO 11 SELFIE STATIONTake a selfie “on the Moon” with our lifesize photo opportunity in the Grand Lobby. 

    “WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON” EXHIBITThis celebration of the Moon exhibit is on display in our museum rotunda area, near the Cosmosphere Cafe. On display until August 2019. 

    APOLLO REDUX TRAVELING EXHIBITExperience this new, interactive traveling exhibit with an authentic Apollo-era Mission Control back room console in the Our Universe Gallery. Designed and built by the Cosmosphere, this exhibit was funded by the NASA TEAM II Grant. Find out more about this traveling exhibit here. On display through August 2019.

    APOLLO 11: FIRST STEPS EDITION DOCUMENTARYIn observance of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. Check out the trailer here. Go here for tickets. 

    APOLLO 11 SOUVENIRSDrop by the Cosmosphere’s Gift Store for Apollo 11 gifts, or shop online!

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Wednesday, September 11 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 business hours.

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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: No, the Moon is Not Made of Cheese

    Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

    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 for topics.

    Enjoy this free, special presentation "No, the Moon is Not Made of Cheese,"with special guest, Karen Lechtenberg, a Hutchinson native and Cosmosphere camp alumna, now a geologist in Denver, Colorado, will be discussing the geologic history of the Moon, the Moon rocks of the Apollo program, and the possibility of mining lunar resources. Stop by for a cup of a joe and a talk that totally rocks. smile

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

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