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  • New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    November 4, 2019

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A new world-class space capsule simulator and lander, drone and robotics assembly, virtual reality and more all await participants in newly designed summer camp experiences at the Cosmosphere. Information about the new camps was released today.

    With 35 years in the aerospace summer camp market, Cosmosphere has attracted students from all over the world and across the nation to its camp experiences in Hutchinson. While team building and critical thinking skill development have always been part of the Cosmosphere’s outcome objectives for its camps, according to CEO Jim Remar, it was time to rework the camp offerings to meet new objectives and to provide more relevant and engaging experiences.

    “Our vision for what camp could become began with dismantling our Space Shuttle-based Falcon simulator, which was nearly 25 years old,” Remar said. “To teach the skills and provide insight into today’s missions, we needed a capsule experience more closely aligned to NASA’s current efforts. For that reason, we’re modeling our new Astralis simulator on NASA’s Orion capsule. The simulator will also have a lander, so students will have a third element in their mission experiences we hadn’t previously provided.”

    Cosmosphere is also broadening the activities within every camp to include more options for career choices. From journalism to healthcare and agriculture, students will learn how the base of science, technology, engineering and math in each mission must expand to include other skills required for living and working in space. Activities also align with Next Generation Science Standards and work readiness skill development.

    Upper level camps, now called the Ad Astra Program, are based on a camper’s grade level, allowing students to participate in a camp for the first time without prior camp participation. Travel Experiences to Texas and California are still available and neither requires prior camp experience.

    For information on all the camps, go to or call 620-222-0201. Registration begins on November 11.

Upcoming Events

  • Hutchinson Kennel Club
    November 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space
    November 21
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  • Museum Store Sunday
    December 1
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  • Hutchinson Kennel Club

    Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Grand Lobby

    Join the Hutchinson Kennel Club on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00-11:30 am, where they will have on display booths about animal care, adorable therapy dogs, a silent auction and fun giveaways for all ages. 

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space

    Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    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 on "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space," by Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, Chuck McClary. 

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


    Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    We will be closed Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

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