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  • It’s a Musical Spring Break at the Cosmosphere!

    It’s a Musical Spring Break at the Cosmosphere!

    March 8, 2018

    Live music and dance performances to happen in the Grand Lobby beginning March 12 and continuing through the rest of the month. 

    Other special Spring Break activities include guided tours of the museum, solar observing, special music-centered children's activities, flying drones, underwater robotics and more



    Now Showing: New Documentary
    “America’s Musical Journey” is a joyful, tune-filled tour of some of the nation’s iconic musical cities and celebrates unique cultural diversity. Audiences will be entertained and educated as the film laces together art, history, language, and science over a soundtrack of great music.

    For showtimes, call: 620.665.9347 or 800.397.0330 ext. 347, or visit

    Live Musical Performances
    Beginning March 12, see live musical and dance performances in the Grand Lobby! Listen to a variety of music from acoustic duos to school bands, and even participate in a swing dancing session.

    Monday, March 12
    12:30-2:00 pm:
     50 Years Late, 50's and 60's music, on the shuttle wing.

    Thursday, March 15
    10:00-11:30 am: Brad Shores of Tropical Shores Steel Drum Band, steel drums/Tropical Style.

    Friday, March 16
    11:45 am-12:15 pm: Buhler Singers of Buhler High School, on the shuttle wing

    Saturday, March 17
    1:00-3:00 pm: Barry Jones, guitar and vocal/Americana style, on the shuttle wing.
    3:00-3:30 pm: Swing Dance Lessons with Myra and Jim Kitson of Metropolitan Coffee, in the lobby under the Blackbird. Wear slick soled shoes.
    3:30-5:00 pm: Swing Dancing with Myra and Jim Kitson of Metropolitan Coffee, in the lobby under the Blackbird. Wear slick soled shoes.

    Sunday, March 18
    12:00-2:00 pm: Lena Sawyer, keyboardist, on the shuttle wing. lenasawyerpiano

    Tuesday, March 20
    10:00-10:30 am: Don't miss students from Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts with Suzuki violin students led by Rebecca Schloneger and dance students performing their own choreography.

    Wednesday, March 21
    12:00-12:45 pm: Community Sing-A-Long with a Spacey Twist! Lead by Bob Colladay and his ukulele in the lobby under the Blackbird. Bring your lunch or stay for lunch in the Cosmosphere Cafe!
    4:30-5:30 pm: Ji Shim Anderson, Cello Performance and Education in the Discovery Room (2nd floor). Kids are encouraged to attend!

    Friday, March 23
    1:30-2:30 pm:
    Nickerson High School Jazz Band & Madrigals will be performing on the shuttle wing and observation deck. 
    6:00-7:00 pm: Local Indie Rock band Yogi Bogi will play from the shuttle wing.

    Saturday, March 24
    11:30 am -12:30 pm: Kissed by a Gypsy (Adam and Maggie Pounds), Folk Music, on the shuttle wing (first half of performance is for kids).
    5:00-6:00 pm: Instrumental guitarist, Ryan Coon, will be playing from the shuttle wing. 

    Sunday, March 25
    12:30-1:00 pm:
    The State Fair Promenaders will be dancin' away in the lobby. Check out this fun demonstration and feel free to join in!
    4:00-6:00 pm: Fezziwigg, Celtic band, on the shuttle wing. fezziwigg

    Wednesday, March 28
    12:00-1:30 pm: Trevor Stewart playing various instruments,

    *More performances coming soon. Performances are subject to change. 

    Children’s Activities
    Get a taste of Cosmosphere science education experiences during Spring Break. Learn about underwater robots and flying drones, use special solar equipment to see the sun and take a guided tour through the Cosmosphere’s amazing space artifact collection.

    Experience hands-on children’s activities at the Innovator’s Workshop in the Cosmosphere lobby daily.

    Space Out Saturday — Offered twice in March!
    Take advantage of the Cosmosphere’s FREE family event, Space Out Saturday, twice in March! On both Saturday, March 17 and again on Saturday, March 24, the Cosmosphere will hold Space Out Saturday activities.

    A special kid’s sing along, music related hands-on activities, storytime and more are planned!

    From March 12 through May 4, the Cosmosphere will be collecting non-perishable food itemsfor the Reno County Food Bank. While many donations come to the food bank over the holidays, the need in our community continues throughout the entire year. Help families in Reno County who struggle with hunger by donating canned goods today!

    Plus, we'll have extended hours the week of March 12, we'll be open until 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Space out Saturday: Santa and NORAD
    December 15
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  • Members Only: Science of the Season
    December 15
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo 8: Earthrising
    December 20
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  • Space out Saturday: Santa and NORAD

    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Santa and NORAD! How does Santa fill his gift sack? Learn about volume and mass with your own Christmas sack; track Santa using NORAD.

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    10:00 am and 12:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    11:00 am
    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    1:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)


  • Members Only: Science of the Season

    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location:Justice Planetarium

    Cosmosphere Members: take a break from your busy holidays and enjoy this free event!

    For our third annual Science of the Season event, we will feature Ji Yon Shim, a doctorate of cello who has performed in Brazil, Japan, Switzerland and France. Ji will offer both an educational presentation and musical performance while scenes from the universe play out across the Planetarium dome. Wine tasting will happen throughout the evening as well.

    Seating is limited. An optional guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum will be available at 4:15 pm. 

    Please contact Marla Eriksen at 620.665.9320 or to reserve your seat!

    Are you interested in becoming a member of the Cosmosphere and enjoying all the exciting benefits membership offers? Check out or contact Marla Eriksen at 620.665.9320 or to find out more!

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo 8: Earthrising

    Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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 presentation: "Apollo 8: Earthrising," by Cosmosphere President and CEO, Jim Remar. 

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

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