The Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere houses the largest collection of U.S. space artifacts outside of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere’s mission is to honor the past and inspire the future of space exploration. Camp KAOS is dedicated to inspiring explorers of all ages using STEM principles and building leadership and teamwork skills. The SpaceWorks division has an international reputation for historic artifact preservation, replication and exhibit design. SpaceWorks has completed projects for NASA, the Smithsonian, and Hollywood films, including Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 and the HBO Miniseries, From Earth to the Moon.
The Cosmosphere is located at 1100 N. Plum in Hutchinson, Kan. www.cosmo.org
Information for Moms
The Cosmosphere’s annual end-of-summer fundraising event is celebrating its third year with a truly spectacular lineup of special guests.(Full Story)
As preparations begin for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to embark upon its recently announced major plan for revitalization, current Director of Education Tom Holcomb will assume responsibility of a newly created position at the Cosmosphere.(Full Story)
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s Governing Board approved a revitalization plan Monday, June 16, 2014, with major emphasis on informal STEM education initiatives.(Full Story)
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is pleased to bring another informative, educational documentary to the Carey Digital Dome Theater.(Full Story)
Honoring the 70th anniversary of the invasion at Normandy beach, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is hosting The D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorative Service, Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.(Full Story)
Two new temporary exhibits will be on display in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum.(Full Story)
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center FAQ
Q: Why is the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS?
It all started with Patty Carey, a Hutchinson civic leader, in 1962. With nothing but a used starball and a dream, she built the Cosmosphere from the ground up, expanding it from a building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds to the world-class museum that exists today.
Q: In the museum, what is real, and what is a replica?
Every artifact in the collection is either an actual, flown space artifact, a flight-ready backup, and engineering model, or an historically accurate replica. The description for each artifact will indicate which of those it is, and those highlighted on the cosMOBILE tour are all identified in the audio.
Q: What are your business hours? When are particular shows playing?
The answers to these questions vary, depending on the time of year. If you can't find the answer to your question on our website, cosmo.org
, please call us at 800-397-0330. We'll be happy to help you.
Q: In your ticket system, what is meant by single venue?
The Cosmosphere offers two ticket options: the All-Day Mission Pass and the Single Venue Ticket. With the single venue ticket, you receive admittance into just one Cosmosphere venue of your choice (Hall of Space Museum, Carey Digital Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium or Dr. Goddard's Lab). With the All-Day Mission Pass, you receive admittance into everything, plus a ride on the naviGATOR simulator - and if you want to do more than one thing (which we recommend!), it's your best value. We also offer Group Rates.