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  • Youth Can Engineer a Great Summer at Cosmosphere Camps

    Youth Can Engineer a Great Summer at Cosmosphere Camps

    October 25, 2021

    Scuba diving to train for spaceflight, Moon and Mars landing simulations, and training for a Martian settlement mission 650 feet below the surface of the Earth are among the unforgettable adventures awaiting participants in 2022 summer camp experiences at the Cosmosphere.

    Elementary students entering 3rd grade and above explore the complexities of living in space while having fun meeting “their people” in a STEM-centered environment.

    Students entering 7th-12th grades practice teamwork and problem-solving, making friends for life in mission teams while learning about the variety of professions engaged in STEM and aerospace industries.

    “Cosmosphere’s high school-aged campers experience the power of professional networking as they connect with Cosmosphere camp alumni now working for NASA, SpaceX, and other major players in space fields,” said JoAnna Strecker, director of education at the Cosmosphere.

    Cosmosphere camp registration opens October 26 with limited-time offers, including exclusive Holiday Gift Bundles with boxed surprises for gift-giving, available through November 27th, and a Holiday Special allowing parents to register campers for only $70 down before December 31, 2021.

    Building on a rigorous base of Next Generation Science Standards and work readiness skill development, Cosmosphere camp participants learn how a broad range of skills, from journalism to health care and agriculture, contribute to the excitement and success of living and working in space.

    This year's camps have added Java Code to the lineup of activities that includes programming robots, designing rockets, flying drones and even learning to fly real planes! 

    For information and registration, go to or call 620-222-0201. Registration begins on October 26, with many camps expected to sell out.

Upcoming Events

  • Blue Star Museum Program
    May 21 – September 5
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  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program
    May 28 – August 14
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  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets One FREE!
    June 19
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  • Blue Star Museum Program

    Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

    The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum to our nation’s active-duty military personnel (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps) and up to five family members. The Blue Star Museum program begins Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022 and ends Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

    The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

    For a complete list of participants, visit

  • 2022 Sunflower Summer Program

    Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022

    What's better than an out-of-this-world visit to the Cosmosphere? How about a FREE out-of-this-world visit thanks to the Kansas State Department of Education's Sunflower Summer program! All Kansas students, and up to two accompanying adults, can receive free admission to our Hall of Space Museum May 28 through August 14, 2022.

    To be eligible to participate, students must be 4-18 years old and not have graduated high school yet. Up to two adults accompanying the student can also participate. To get started,  parents and guardians need to download the Sunflower Summer app free from either Google Play (Android) or Apple (iOS) app stores.

    With over 70 participating venues across Kansas, check out to find out how to make your Sunflower Summer spectacular!

  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets One FREE!

    Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


    Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, it's BOGO*!

    Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, and Dad gets one FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Dad to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, experience a planetarium show, see live science in Dr. Goddard's lab and take a trip through the Hall of Space Museum!

    *To receive the BOGO offer, please call 620.665.9312 or purchase your tickets at the Box Office upon arrival. Offer is not available online.

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