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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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes
    January 20
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    Date: Friday, December 24, 2021 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    We will be open from 9 am–3 pm on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    We will be closed Saturday, December 25 for Christmas. We will be open normal business hours tomorrow.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes

    Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Banquet Room

    Welcome back to in-person Coffee at the Cosmo at the Cosmosphere!

    This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM and space topics. Coffee at the Cosmo is offered quarterly and is free of charge. It can also be enjoyed via Facebook Live from anywhere!

    January’s Coffee at the Cosmo will feature a presentation on "The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes." Participants will hear from experts with the James Webb Space Telescope mission about recent research on black holes and questions scientists hope the James Webb Space Telescope mission can help answer.

    Learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope here. 

    *Coffee topics are subject to change.

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