Cosmosphere

1100 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 - United States

800-397-0330

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Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission in April 2020 by visiting the actual, flown command module, Odyssey, in our Space Race Museum!

Cosmosphere summer camps and year-round STE(A)M education opportunities meet Next Generation Science and Common Core curriculum standards, foster teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery.

The Cosmosphere also features the NEW CosmoKids interactive discovery area (coming March 2020) —where young explorers can begin to learn STE(A)M principles through hands-on play, the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends, the Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.


Exhibits

The Cosmosphere’s Space Race Museum features the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the space race better than any museum in the world. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission in April 2020 by visiting the actual, flown command module, Odyssey, in our Space Race Museum!

Visit our website to learn more about the artifacts in our Space Race Museum.

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