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    Events at the Cosmosphere

    November 14, 2019

    The Cosmosphere has several upcoming events and special offers planned. See the full listing below. The Cosmosphere will be closed on Thursday Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    New Cosmosphere Camps: Registration and Scholarship Applications Open 
    Students interested in attending a summer camp at the Cosmosphere can now register for their desired camp sessions, as well as apply for scholarship funds. 

    The newly redesigned Cosmosphere Camp experiences will inspire campers to pursue their career dreams while focusing on building necessary life skills, like overcoming challenges and working within a team setting. From learning how to program robots, to planning for life on another planet and training in Cosmosphere Camp simulators like the 4-G centrifuge and the NEW Astralis capsule-based mission simulator—Cosmosphere Camps promise to propel eager young explorers into their futures. 

    For full details on camps sessions, dates available and to register, please visit cosmocamps.org or call: 620.220.0201. 

    New Display- Armstrong Apollo 11 Spacesuit Replica 
    Visitors to the Cosmosphere can now get up close to a full-sized replica of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 space suit. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the mission this past July, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created 15 replica suits, made using a 3D scan of Armstrong’s authentic Apollo 11 space suit, and placed the replicas at baseball parks around the country. Following anniversary celebrations, NASM offered the suits to various museums—allowing the public a chance to interact and take photos with the statues. 

    Guests can visit www.snapthesuit.si.edu and use their phone camera to scan parts of the suit (including the Apollo 11 patch, the NASA logo, American flag and more) to access videos and additional information about the mission, the astronauts and the anniversary. 

    Coffee @ the Cosmo 
    Offered every third Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., experts in a variety of fields offer continuing education presentations related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. 

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, Chuck McClary, will present: "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space". 

    New Documentary 

    On Nov. 22, audiences at the Cosmosphere can enjoy the new documentary film, “Out of Bounds: Mountain Adventure”. This exciting film follows snowboarding Olympian, Torah Bright, as she travels the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges— extending from Antarctica to Alaska. Along the journey, viewers will encounter penguins, polar bears, and hear from scientists and environmentalists to gather a deeper understanding of mountain ecosystems. 

    For show times or to purchase your tickets in advance, call the Cosmosphere's Box Office at: 620.665.9312 or online. 

    Museum Store Sunday 
    On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Cosmosphere— with more than 1,200 other museum stores worldwide— will participate in Museum Store Sunday. Receive 25 percent off in the Cosmosphere Gift Store* in-person or online (visit: shop.cosmo.org and use discount code: MSS2019). Additionally, visitors can take advantage of 25 percent off orders in the Cosmosphere Cafe and 25 percent off a Hall of Space Museum admission. Also, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, customers receive a FREE tote bag with a $25 purchase in the Cosmosphere Gift Store (while supplies last). 

    *The Museum Store Sunday discount does not include shipping. Some exclusions may apply. 

    #GivingTuesday 
    On Tuesday, Dec. 3, consider giving back to your community by participating in #GivingTuesday with the Cosmosphere. This day of global philanthropy follows Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday and Cyber Monday. Watch cosmo.org for #GivingTuesday opportunities. 

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: New Cosmosphere Camps

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 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. 

    Enjoy this free presentation on "The New Cosmosphere Camps," with Cosmosphere's Vice President of Educaton and Strategy, Nathan Meyer. 

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

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    Join us Saturday, April 4, 2020 for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day! (Please note we are open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020.)

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive FREE admission into the Hall of Space Museum for two guests. Tickets available HERE beginning February 27, 2020. 

    Mark your calendar for America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate EARTH OPTIMISM!

    Museum Day is moving from Fall to Spring in 2020 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The annual Museum Day event will take place on Saturday, April 4th.

  • Apollo 13 Mission Debrief

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Location:Hutchinson's Fox Theatre

    APOLLO 13 MISSION DEBRIEF

    For all the details, including ticket pricing, see the Apollo 13 webpage here


    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

    “HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.” 

    These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. 

    No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.  


    Join us at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre for an Apollo 13 Panel Discussion with Apollo 13 astronauts and MOCR team members as well as Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and current Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. With panel moderators: Author Andrew Chaikin and Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar. 

    Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Glynn Lunney*, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. *Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.

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