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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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Hours:
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
Activities: Leisure education
Description: In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The...
In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - a world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum - allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration.
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I've been to the KS Cosmosphere many many times and it just keeps getting better the older I get. From a young child and visiting with my school, to an adult and visiting with my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Clifton, Kansas
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Clifton, Kansas
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to the KS Cosmosphere many many times and it just keeps getting better the older I get. From a young child and visiting with my school, to an adult and visiting with my spouse, I always learn and see new things, and enjoy an IMAX while i'm there.

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Clarinda, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My granddaughter and I attended a Road Scholar intergenerational space camp here. Facilities and staff were outstanding. Cannot top this experience for us.

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Noble, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place has a massive collection of space artifacts. The displays are a little dark and in some cases hard to see. The descriptions on the displays a well lit and easy to read. The staff is friendly and very helpful. For those that may need the loan of a wheelchair, they are available at no extra charge. Walk in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I are both "in the business", so this was an obvious rest stop when driving from SD to TX. It by far exceeded my expectations. This is a museum for space enthusiasts. Great collection of American and Russian artifacts, and so much information. I could have spent much more than the 3 hours we had allowed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you have any interest in space and history, this place is for you! My son-in-law and I spent 5 hours here one day and we didn't see everything! We did take in the Omnimax theater, the planetarium and Dr. Goddard's lab. The lab was the most entertaining (but he could have had more explosions and fewer words) and educational.... More 

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Kearney, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We only allowed 4 hours, and it's not enough to really see everything there - but it may be enough to overload your senses. The movie on airplane travel turned out to not be a "history of the development of the airplane" but a visually stunning documentary to what airplane travel has done to change our world. The planetarium show... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We hadn't been to the Cosmosphere in a few years. Some of the familiar and the new exhibits brought our history back to life. WW II rockets and story behind them brought back memories that had been forgotten. The relics of the great Space Race were on display and shown in a manner that brought them back to "now". The... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Growing up in the 50's and 60's this was a part of our lives. So fun to go through the museum and tell our granddaughter about what was happening when we were her age. We loved the flight simulator but were surprised how rough the ride was. In Dr. Goddard's Lab we were shown interesting and exciting experiments. We spent... More 

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Cleburne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Excellent presentation of artifacts relating to space exploration, manned and unmanned, from its beginnings to the present. Extensive Soviet era collection juxtaposed with American really highlights the space race of the Cold War. I've been to the Smithsonian Air and Space and was truly impressed by what thus facility has done. Cosmosphere is much more informative, there is a narrative... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best space museum in the States. Loved the SR71 Blackbird, V1& V2 Nazi rockets, original Apollo 13 return module and then the rare Russian Spacecraft found in no other museum in the U.S. It was my second visit and I will return as its simply phenomenal. I would beg the museum to purchase one of the two Russian return vehicles... More 

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Additional Information about Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

Address: 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone Number: +1 620-662-2305
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hutchinson
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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