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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

Address: 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone Number: 800-397-0330; 620-662-2305
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Hutchinson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space...
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Allow more than 4 hrs to see everything. Highly recommend guided tour. Kids enjoyed science lab show and show. I've seen better planetarium presentations. Simulation ride was a waste unless you want whiplash and a sour stomach. Not worth the price for what you get. I'd purchase just the museum ticket if I had it to do again. It was... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a lot of work went into all the displays to be brought to the middle of nowhere and put together to be enjoyed by young and old kids get to see a shuttle, a rocket, space suits and things up close you don't see just everywhere hard to absorb all the info about space exploration worth the stop and time... More 

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Oak Grove, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had a really enjoyable time going through the museum. I usually don't like museums but plenty of things to keep busy with. We purchased the all day mission pass, and started out in the main part of the building looking at exhibits and then went to the Carey Digital Dome theater for a documentary which we enjoyed immensely. Then we... More 

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Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is an amazing trip underground to experience a salt mine. The trip thorugh the mine is fascinating. But once you get to the display area it is so interesting to see all the Hollywood memorabilia that is stored there. I recommend it to anyone.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It may not seem fair to call Hutchinson, Kansas the middle of nowhere, but for a Californian on a cross-country trip, it certainly seemed that way. In any event, there in Hutchinson is a space museum that is only a half step below the Smithsonian! Go figure. I allotted three hours, added one more, and still felt I had given... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I grew up outside Washington DC. So I know the Smithsonian well. I never really expected much, when a local recommended this place to me while I was in town a few days. I had a blast, and was really impressed with the interactive presentations. If you are a fan of space and cosmology I recommend this place as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are more space artifacts here than you can imagine. An amazing amount of history and a real learning opportunity.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the premier space museums in the country. The collection includes Liberty Bell 7, the Apollo 13 capsule and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside Russia. A new focus on STEM education will introduce a new generation of students to the wonders of science and space. This is a must-see if you are anywhere within... More 

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took friends from the UK to the Cosmosphere in June. They live just north of London, and both work as physicians in that city. They travel widely, so are exposed to some of the best attractions in the world. We hit the premier of "D-Day". They were very impressed by this excellent film, portraying much detail not usually shown.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of awesome hardware and exhibits with great writing and explanation. The science demo and the planetarium were highlights. Food service wasn't great.

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