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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

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Address: 1100 N. Plum, 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

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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Four hours is not enough

When we arrived, it was a little later in the day (around 2:00). We purchased the Goddard demonstration, the planetarium, the short film and museum pass. We never stood a chance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, it was a little later in the day (around 2:00). We purchased the Goddard demonstration, the planetarium, the short film and museum pass. We never stood a chance at getting through the entire museum along with the other attractions. I recommend all of it. If you tend to read every placard, you will want to give yourself... More 

Thank JM L
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are great for learning about the great space race. The movie experience is also second to none. Cool gift shop too.

Thank debral27
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with unique things to see. Worth the admission to see everything. the Imax is also nice.

Thank Jesse T
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No disrespect to Kansas, but my wife and I did not expect to find a world class space museum in Hutchinson. How wrong we were. It has an extraordinary collection of artefacts, but it also explains, in an easy to digest and informative way, the politics of the space race and some of the science. We spent 6 hours here... More 

Thank Barry1959
Prairie Village, Kansas
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely unbelievable that this museum is in the middle of Kansas. New York City would love to have this over near the Intrepid and Space Shuttle. Starting with Goddard's rocket experiments (don't miss Dr. Goddard's Lab show), through the Nazi rocket programs, the Soviet Union's achievements, the entire space program (including Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom's capsule that spent 38... More 

Thank BruceandCathy2014
Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an OLDER child or grandchild who is interested in becoming an astronaut, this is for him or her. Having grown up during the space race this was a great review for my wife and me. It is a great history lesson for human exploration of space. Must agree with another reviewer that this is not for youngsters... More 

Thank Mike H
Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking forward to seeing the space center with our 8 year old grandson, but the exhibits were primarily photos and encyclopedic explanations, and I would say very boring for a child. There was nothing to engage a young person's mind, nothing written at a young person's level. Some of the exhibits were in such dark rooms, we couldn't... More 

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Cosmosphere, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, responded to this review

We're sorry your grandson didn't enjoy your visit. We know there's a lot to read in the museum, and it will be undergoing a major renovation in the coming years to provide that interactive, immersive experience to accompany the artifacts on display! We do offer tours if you prefer to experience the story, rather than read the (admittedly) large amounts... More 

Paradise, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Kansas Cosmosphere is touted as the premier space artifact restorations facility in the world, and I believe it. How about almost touching the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft, or the real Apollo 13 capsule? They have a SR71 Blackbird in the lobby. IMAX type theatre. Plenty of fun for kids of all ages. I have visited twice, and will... More 

Thank rchawk49
Stapleton, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I enjoyed checking out the BIG jet they have in the main room. The film was a little disappointment but the museum is very interesting.

Thank Kent_Hold
Bunbury, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you like things that go fast, Very Fast then you will have to call into this Awesome that's' right I said it, "Awesome" Museum. From the second you see the Rockets standing proud over the Museum you know your in for a great time. One of the Highlights for me was the "Blackbird" hanging in the front foyer, Wow!... More 

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