The Cosmosphere’s Grand Lobby and flight simulator will close at 5 pm on March 1. Please use the entrance to the north of the main entrance. 

X-Plane Gallery with people

Blog

Top 13 Steam Holiday Gifts

Looking for that unique gift for the NASA or space lover on your list? Check out our Top 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts available in the Cosmosphere Gift Store below! (Why do a Top 10 List, when the #13 is our lucky number! See #2 below to find out why.)

To see the full Top 13 listing, go to shop.cosmo.org

1.  Science Kits
From circuit construction to maze challenges and solar robot assembly, check out the DIY STEM kit collection at the Cosmosphere Gift Store!  Offering various, age-appropriate options, keep your budding engineer engaged and excited with hands-on, unique activities!

2. Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Apparel
As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission (psst…you can SEE the spacecraft in person in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space!), the Cosmosphere Gift Store is your place for Apollo 13 offical gear! Check out the selection here!

3. NASA Snoopy Collectibles
Don’t miss our collection of official NASA Peanuts gear from creator Charles Schulz!  These iconic, fun pieces are sure to please the NASA enthusiasts on your list!

4. Celestial Buddies
Did you see the flight of the Earth Celestial Buddy on SpaceX’s Dragon earlier this year? (Find it here.) If you’re looking to squeeze this adorable (and now virally popular) plush, you can find them all at the Cosmosphere Gift Store (*while supplies last).

5. Augmented Reality Notebooks
In celebration of NASA’s 60th anniversary, AstroReality has created augmented reality (AR) notebooks! Impress the techy guru on your shopping list with this interactive Solar System experience!

See all the super cool and super nerdy things it can do here!

6. Kansas Collectibles
Looking for great Kansas gear this holiday season? We have Kansas t-shirts, Kansas magnets, Kansas stickers and more!

Shirt pictured: As seen in Space – on Kansas Astronaut Nick Hague! See this Ad Astra shirt on Astro Nick Hague in action here.

7. Wooden Children’s Puzzles
Designed to foster creativity and develop problem solving and fine motor skills, these wooden puzzles mean hours of screen-free fun for the youngsters in your life. Available for a variety of young ages (1-4 yrs), check out our full selection of non-toxic, brain-building toys!

8. Adult NASA Flight Jacket
This NASA Flight Jacket is a perfect lightweight jacket! With colorful patches, pencil pockets and a sturdy zipper, not only does this jacket offer function, its authentic look will please the NASA geek you’re shopping for.

9. NASA Plush Pillow
This the perfect souvenir for the little astronaut in the house! This super soft pillow displays the NASA logo and is a wonderful plush addition to any future astronaut.

10. Astronaut Suits
Let your imagination soar as you wear your very own Astronaut Suit. Available in a variety of sizes, find one for the entire family!

11. Saturn V Plush
Towering over two feet tall, this huggable replica of the Saturn V rocket is made from extremely soft, high-quality fabric and features authentic NASA markings. Children will love to cuddle them; parents will love their great value!

12. Telescopes
Our telescope kits come equipped with everything you need to start enjoying the night sky like never before! Ideal for beginning backyard astronomers, this kit offers simple operation and easy assembly.

13. Space Science Books 
The Cosmosphere is your stop for space and science books!  With selections ranging from children’s books to those for young adults as well as the versed space enthusiast, the Cosmosphere has something for everyone.