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Cosmosphere

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Address: 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone Number: +1 620-662-2305
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Smithsonian on a small scale

Who would have thought you would find an attraction of this calibre in western Kansas. If you have any interest in space this place is great. It has an extensive history of space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm S
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Crystal Brook, Australia

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Crystal Brook, Australia
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would have thought you would find an attraction of this calibre in western Kansas. If you have any interest in space this place is great. It has an extensive history of space travel from the work the Nazis did wright through to the present. Its not just for school kids although they are probably trying to encourage students to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As residents of the county, we've visited here several times. We love it. Great to show our kids important pieces of history. The dome theater is a fun experience as well!

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Thank BFam5inks
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute gem in the middle of Kansas. The quality of the exhibits are second to none. I was amazed to learn the Cosmosphere has more original space modules and items than any place in the U.S. other than the NASA exhibit in Florida. We purchased an all inclusive senior pass for my wife and I for $52.00... More 

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Thank Gary G
Abilene
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS is the best small area space museum. I have been to Houston to the NASA museum. It is good but spread out. The Cosmosphere is located in one building with many space artifacts and info about each. Plan for a full day at the Cosmosphere to see all they have to offer, or do a... More 

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Thank Dale T
Texas
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Cosmosphere and have been many times. Their exhibits and artifacts are always really cool. The IMAX movies and planetarium shows are great! My son participated in Space 101 camp and loved it so much! Very educational and informative.

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Thank Amy M
Stockton, Kansas
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place will have you amazed as soon as you walk in through the front door and come face to face with an SR71 Blackbird. There is also a flight simulator that costs an extra $5 to ride. There are so many artifacts in one building to see, each with it's own unique story. From the very beginning of mans... More 

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Thank Nean1963
Louisville, Kentucky
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341 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

While there are numerous exhibits that would hold the interest of younger children (including two kid friendly areas) a large amount of this facility can be appreciated by science-minded adults. An actual moon rock, space suits, recovered space capsules...great examples of the United States Space Race! Enjoy!

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1 Thank TrishA4
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a building you cannot judge by the exterior. The main portion of the exhibits are underground, so when we first visited, I was amazed to see the displays continued on and on. There are actual rockets, entire planes, capsules, space suits worn by our astronauts and so much more. We loved the science lab demonstration and you... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Russellville, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the first time being to a space center but it was definitely worth it. It is mind boggling to see what it took to get a man on the moon and to keep the space station floating through space. Dr. Goddard's lab was probably the highlight for me and was well worth the money. In the lab they... More 

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Thank Brian H
United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Excellent collection of artifacts documenting the history of rocketry and space exploration. The facility also includes a planetarium, IMAX movie theater, and a live presentation of experiments in "Dr. Goddard's Lab". An authentic SR71 hangs from the Lobby and several rockets stand guard outside. Inside you will find actual spacecraft from the U.S. and Russian space programs, a White Room... More 

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