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Cosmosphere

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Address: 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
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+1 620-662-2305
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The...

In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Cosmosphere - an internationally-recognized STEM education center and world-renowned, Smithsonian-affiliated museum - allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration and hands-on education.

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Cosmosphere

Visitors are constantly amazed over the quality of the artifacts in this museum. Really, a space museum in the middle of Kansas! It has something for everything, but students... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Barb F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visitors are constantly amazed over the quality of the artifacts in this museum. Really, a space museum in the middle of Kansas! It has something for everything, but students 2nd through college, and plenty of adults have something to gain experiencing everything there is to offer. From Science labs, Planetariums, and an overwhelming amount of facts and data to read... More 

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Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Barb! We're glad you had a good time. Come back and see us soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the museum and shows. History is very interesting and this place did it well. Friendly staff and place was very clean. Excellent place to take a learning child to or an adult expanding their learning experiences.

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Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're glad you had a good time! More 

Ossining, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a much larger museum than one would expect in the middle of nowhere, and very smartly organized - basically, a journey through history of space exploration. It is easy to spend the entire day in there, exploring, reading, trying hands-on... Excellent collection of German, Soviet/Russian and US artifacts.

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Cosmosphere, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the comment! We're glad you had a good time. More 

Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been much interested in space but this museum was extremely interesting! It had a lot about the history behind the space programs that was eye opening to me. I could have skipped the ride in the flight simulator though- it wasn't that thrilling.

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Cosmosphere, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comment! We're glad you had a good time. More 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I kept thinking this was such a good place for kids, but after spending an hour here we realized there is plenty for adults. Be sure to opt for the full package that allows you to see the three movies. Unless you have kids, you can skip Dr Goddard's Lab. The movies are super, but unfortunately did... More 

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Cosmosphere, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your support of the Cosmosphere. More 

Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cosmosphere is probably one the most comprehensive space museums outside the Smithsonian in DC. The stories behind the artifacts add tremendous amounts value. I only did the walking tour this time, but still read through almost all the documents with the displays. I would recommend at least 4 hours for the walking part alone. My only gripe is that... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Cosmosphere, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review and the feedback. We understand your concerns about the lighting and I will pass that info onto our Collections Manager. Thank you for supporting the Cosmosphere! More 

hadley rille
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I'm an admitted space buff, and enjoyed the cosmosphere! lots of interesting history and artifacts. love the SR 71 and the apollo 13 capsule! houston we have a problem! be sure to time your visit to see the imax movie, the goddard sow, and the planetarium! the female docent that ran the goddard show and the planetarium was very knowledgable... More 

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Kelsey O, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your kind review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a cool place, It is good for the whole family. It is not super expensive and offers movies and entertainment too. As well as conference rooms that you can rent for parties

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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Cosmosphere is a great time for the whole family. Except for the Smithsonian, you're not going to find a more high caliber museum for space history and artifacts. It covers the whole story of the journey to space. The also have an IMAX theater. The cosmosphere also offers camps to school age children. A high-quality edutainment experience.

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Kelsey O, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for your incredibly kind review. We love the phrase "edutainment" too! More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have a fun and educational visit! Goddard' Lab was my favorite. If every science teacher was as dynamic, we would all be scientists.

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Kelsey O, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for visiting! More 

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