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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

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Address: 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone Number: 800-397-0330; 620-662-2305
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9:00 am - 5:00 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
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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A learning experience

The Cosmosphere is a great learning stop in the Midwest. We didn't have time to do the extras but my 9 and 12 year old definitely learned about the beginning of space travel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Cosmosphere is a great learning stop in the Midwest. We didn't have time to do the extras but my 9 and 12 year old definitely learned about the beginning of space travel.

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Make advanced reservations for the "extras" like the Dr. Goddard's Lab presentation (kids will love it, as "lab experiments" occur, complete with fire and small explosions, but I'm 65 and liked it too) and at the Digital Dome Theater to see the space documentary. I learned more history in the Cosmosphere than I ever learned in school, and enjoyed it... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Every year, my grandson and I spend most of the day here on his spring break and it never gets old for either one of us. Words cannot adequately describe this place. It has everything you could possibly hope for in the way of the history of space travel in the world. Life size models of space artifacts and many... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

I brought my kids (ages 8, 10, & 15) during spring break and cannot wait to come back with my husband! We got there around noon and left at 5:30 and didn't see everything. Loved the "Space Junk" documentary and the "Black Holes" showing in the planetarium. Dr. Goddard's Lab was educational, funny, engaging. If you haven't been, add it... More 

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Minneapolis, Kansas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Cosmosphere is always a good atmosphere. After the salt mines it was a bit drab. We did not make it in time for the lab to be open, but did catch a film. Only needs visited about once a decade unless you go just for the lab or the film.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Even though this is really a place for older kiddos, it still had plenty of displays for younger ones. We will be visiting again!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours here. Comprehensive museum of Nazi, Soviet, and American efforts. Wish we had had time for movies and Dr. Goddard's laboratory.

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Burleson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a delight to discover such a gem in such an unexpected place. When you go - and do plan to go visit,- allow plenty of time to explore the many, many items on exhibit from the many years of space exploration. There's a delightful IMAX theater and more. We did not have time to experience all, or even half,... More 

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Gardner, KS.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited the museum on a Saturday with a group of friends. Very informative with all of awesome exhibits. The theaters are really worth visiting. I would go back again. I am sure I missed some things.

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kansas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The fact that they have a Gemini Rocket (Also used as the Titan II ICBM) there are so many neat things I could be there all day. I attended the SR-71 Spectacular twice now and got to talk with the Pilots and RSOs of the SR-71. Got to meet several astronauts and got their autographs too! I wonder if I'm... More 

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