Hall of Space Museum Tour


The Cosmosphere Announces Fun Ways for Families to Spend Spring Break

Community Connection and fun for all ages during Spring Break Splashdown, March 8 through 17 at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS. Those 10 days encompass spring breaks for many Kansas schools, and the Cosmosphere will be open every day during that period with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Events include:

Spring Into STEM Camp is a STEM-based day camp for fourth through sixth grade students that takes place on March 11-15 during Spring Break. Students will conduct a mission in the Cosmosphere’s capsule-based simulator Astralis, launch experiments as high as fifteen miles on a high altitude balloon, and meet astronaut Steve Swanson in person. To register, visit cosmo.org/cosmosphere_camps/spring-into-stem.

Guided tours of the Hall of Space Museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 9 and 16. These Docent Guided Tours offer insight into the Hall of Space collection and highlight the dramatic history of U.S. and Soviet space exploration. Tours are free with Hall of Space admission ticket.

Former NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson touches down at the Cosmosphere for Spring Break! Swanson will give two presentations on “Bringing Sci-fi to Space” on March 11 and 12 from 12:00–12:45 p.m. in the Cosmosphere’s Justice Planetarium. Swanson, a retired NASA astronaut, has logged over 195 days in space, including two shuttle flights, a Soyuz flight, and five spacewalks. 

The event is open to the public and requires no entry ticket. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coffee at the Cosmo, a free public lecture series with coffee and refreshments, will take place March 21 at 9 a.m. in the Banquet Room. Shannon Whetzel, the Cosmosphere’s curator, presents “Sally Ride: Cosmic Trailblazer.”

New feature film. The Cosmosphere will show Kung Fu Panda 4 at the Carey Digital Dome Theater starting on its release date, March 8. The movie will play at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 17.

For tickets and more information, visit cosmo.org or call 800-397-0330.