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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
800-397-0330; 620-662-2305
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Hutchinson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - a world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated... more » 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. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went here yesterday with a friend who is in town visiting. It was a great time! With school just beginning, the place was not very busy. The exhibits are great and very informative. The movie is amazing to see on the dome screen. The planetarium presentation was a bit boring. I think it would have been better if the guy... More

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Lowell, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I consider Cosmosphere as a tiny version of NASA in Houston. But it has enough information packed for children 12 and below. Our kids liked Dr Goddard's lab the most. Displays on the history of rocket was very good, with a twist on World War II, Cold War, Moon Landing etc. Planetarium was very nice too. My old parents like... More

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Cosmosphere not really knowing what to expect. What a great museum! You'd never expect to find a museum of this caliber in a small Midwest town. The exhibit begins with WWII rocketry and works its way to the space shuttle. (Although the majority of the exhibition items are from the earlier years of space exploration.) Expect to... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and I spent Mother's Day at the Cosmosphere. The IMAX show on D-Day was a valuable educational experience for the children. We also very much enjoyed the museum and the flight simulator (available for an additional $5 per person). In past visits, we have watched shows in the planetarium and in Dr. Goddard's Lab. My children have also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Great place to learn a lot if history about our country. Dr. Goddard's lab and the IMAX theater was awesome!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Out of the way, but worth the trip. Gus Grissom's Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7 was restored here after over 38 years on the Atlantic ocean floor. Apollo 13 was also restored here. A top space-only museum.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You won't find anything else like this nearer than Washington D.C. at the Air and Space Museum. Be sure and tour the museum as well as catching a show at the IMAX theater and Dr. Goddard's Lab. Make a day of it in Hutchinson and visit the Cosmosphere and the Strataca (The Underground Salt Museum) and then have a meal... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had some time to kill while in Hutchinson after visiting the zoo so we decided to stop and I'm glad we did. I'm not a big history buff, but this was really neat. There are exhibits that explain all sorts of history on the space race and how it started. Found the Russian information particularly interesting. A must stop... More

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were headed for the Salt Museum in Hutchinson but found it closed. We were delighted to find the Cosmosphere. it was pretty late in the afternoon so we didn't have time for much, but managed to catch the planetarium show, my first and the first for my niece and nephew. It's pretty basic, a great introduction to the stars... More

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wichita, kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

took my 11 year old daughter there. we started out with watching the movie on sharks, great experience. then we moved on to the planetarium. to my surprise she was way more impressed with that one!!! its a great presentation of the sky and stars and the different seasons and appeals to every age group. we then went downstairs to... More

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