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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
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 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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One of the biggest shames of this museum is not celebrating how it began. The story of a woman who was a world traveler in 1962 and had a love of space who began this museum as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest shames of this museum is not celebrating how it began. The story of a woman who was a world traveler in 1962 and had a love of space who began this museum as an observatory at the Kansas State Fair in a chicken coop, should be more than a minor display in a less than traffic... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The cosmo center was a good place to go on a hot summer day. We took out 4 year old grandson and 10 year old granddaughter, and they both enjoyed the experience. The boy needed some explanations along the way, but seemed to be catching most of it. I'd been to the NASA space center in Clear Lake, TX (Houston),... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is awesome! I recommend getting the day pass so you don't miss out on some of the extra features, like Dr. Goddard's lab, etc. Give yourself a good 4, 5, or 6 hours to see everything, depending on how closely you want to pay attention to all the history/science exhibits. Awesome artifacts from WWII and the Cold War,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

we spent 6 hours at the cosmosphere, we enjoyed everything they had to offer, and had a wonderful time! It was a learning experience plus quite entertaining, plus the simulator was a blast! Very impressed with their collection, totally mind blowing for a museum of this caliber to be in Hutchison Ks but glad we got to visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We made the 3 hour journey from Tulsa yesterday. So where to begin....well at the front door as you walk in there is an SR-71 Blackbird which as I like to say "is not something you see everyday" which for my aviation nut 8yo (what can I say he likes what I like) was one of the highlights. Behind the... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The best opportunity this side of Washington DC to experience space, history, and great educational opportunities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're into Aeronautics and Space things this is the place to go in Kansas. Expect to spend about 4 hours there with everything there is to do. Staff was nice, there were things to eat at the food court and the ride and movies were very informative. The family really enjoyed this, will highly recommend this as a place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice facility. The museum was very nice a bit overpriced though when that's all your seeing. We did not stay for any of the shows none were really kid oriented.

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St Marys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love, love, love this place. Really brings history to life. Didn't expect what I experienced at all. So emotional. Took me back walking up and seeing a big nazi flag in front of me. Only progressed from there. A must if your anywhere close to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This a world class museum. If you have any interest in aviation or space, this is worth driving hours out of your way to visit. It has things like the original Apollo 13 command capsule and the Mercury 7 capsule which was recovered form the bottom of the ocean.

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