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Address: 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
Phone Number: +1 620-662-2305
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 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
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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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I say great because it is, but we had 2 children with us ages 8 and 9, and while the adults enjoyed it the children were bored. There is a lot to see and a lot to read, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jean D
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Salina, Kansas
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Salina, Kansas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I say great because it is, but we had 2 children with us ages 8 and 9, and while the adults enjoyed it the children were bored. There is a lot to see and a lot to read, the children were not impressed as they are to young so I would recommend not taking children under 12 and saving your... More 

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Kelsey S, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

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15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Cosmosphere with Boy Scouts to complete Merit Badges. The boys loved it. We stayed overnight. They are Smithsonian affiliated. They have the Apollo 13 space capsule. I accidentally ended up in the museum by myself for a while (I was exploring while the boys were in class). LOL A little creepy hanging out with the V2 missile display... More 

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Kelsey S, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We love having Scouts visit, and we are happy to hear your troop enjoyed their experience. More 

Mirabel, Canada
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100 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The number and quality of the displays was truly surprizing! There was a good mix of educational and hands-on stuff to keep everyone interested. Maybe not quite adapted for very young kids but certainly appropriate for anyone who has any interest in aviation and space, regardless of age and educational background. A return visit is unlikely however I would definitely... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just went through the museum part and it was about 2 hours. Very educational and interesting about space exploration.

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Kelsey S, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit, and we would love to see you again. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cosmosphere is really for older children, our 6 year old was bored most of the day. The fees for 4 adults and 2 children ages 11 and 6 were $147. Both kids were bored after about 90 minutes. There are so many great exhibits but it's all about reading about each one. We stayed about 3 hours and the... More 

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Kelsey S, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your feedback! It may interest you to know the Hall of Space Museum is up for revitalization in the near future. This means less reading and more hands on activities. More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with the museum closing for a special event. We went back the next day and it was truly an experience. They have items that the Smithsonian didn't have. It was also fantastic to be able to see things at eye level. Worth the trip.

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Great Bend
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously for older children but my toddlers enjoyed the short I max film on robots and loved the museum. This is definitely a place we will visit again.

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with my 9 yr old grandchild. He and I enjoyed it equally. There were too many children too young for the museum which detracted, but still good. They need to control the number of people into the planetarium--I had to sit on a folding chair so close to the front I could not see the ceiling.

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Thank June N
Kelsey S, Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator at Cosmosphere, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I am sorry to hear about your negative experience in the Justice Planetarium, and I am addressing the topic. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cosmosphere has an open atmosphere with interesting sights and a friendly, helpful staff. The Cosmosphere is a great place for the family. We really enjoyed it. The gift shop has interesting items without the ridiculous price. Plan on a four to five hour visit. It was a better value than Strataca.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got there around noon and purchased a ticket for two shows and Dr Goddards lab. I was told it would be two hrs before the first of the shows I wanted to see. I was alone and could not imagine it taking me two hrs to see the museum, boy was I wrong. I could have spent 4hrs looking... More 

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