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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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Retired rocket man

Was told this was a must visit. We were not disappointed. We are from the Space Coast in Fl. A great display of the history of the space race.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told this was a must visit. We were not disappointed. We are from the Space Coast in Fl. A great display of the history of the space race.

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

Thank you for visiting and for your review! We are happy to hear a rocket man enjoyed our museum! More 

Edmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful educational experience. This is one of the most interesting space exploration type museums that I have ever visited. We highly recommend this museum. Everyone in the family will enjoy the visit

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

Thank you for visiting and for your recommendation! More 

Prairie Village, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our kids here when they were younger and one of our boys became an aerospace engineer! Maybe not just because of this visit, but we all enjoyed it so much.

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

What a fabulous story about your son! Thank you for visiting us and know that we would always love to see your family back here. More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The documentary film has no sound. Launch videos do not show through the periscope. Several other exhibits no longer function. At one time this was one of the best space museums. Now it reminds me of the little roadside attractions in dying towns. As much as i hate to say it, pass this place by. It is just a shadow... More 

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

We apologize for your negative experience at the Cosmosphere and are sad to hear you will no longer recommend this place to visitors. It might interest you to know we are in the middle of a capital campaign to revitalize our facility. We hope you do keep in touch with us and come to see the upgrades when they are... More 

San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool museum! Came to Hutchison just for this and it was worth it! Cool look at how NASA is a direct beneficiary of WWII and Nazi science and innovation. Not what I would have guessed but glad some good came from that era. Awesome exhibits, including the actual Apollo 13 command module. Spent a few hours here. Didn't do... 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 kind review! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got here about two hours before closing and was told by the girl at the ticket desk that we'd need at least 4 hours to see everything so rather than waste our money for a family of 6 we came back the following morning only to be done within 2 hours (we got the all day pass) and most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to the cosmosphere since I was a little kid. They have updated it since then and it makes it better. Love learning about the history of space travel through the hall of space museum. Dr Goddards lab is a great fun way for kids and adults alike how love science. Tons of great shows for the imax dome... 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 kind review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cosmosphere is really quite a gem for a small town and we are fortunate to have it. My favorite part is the Hall of Space Museum. Over the years they have really added many exhibits. They also have a planetarium, IMAX movies and another fun thing is Goddard's Lab. I would highly recommend visiting!

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

Thank you for your awesome review! More 

Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I have been here 3-4 times over the years. For a long time while growing up I wanted to go to space camp so this place fascinated me. I remember when they got the SR-71 in and I bought a model and built it. I am able to better appreciate the history that is catalogued here. It is a self... More 

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

Thank you for all of your visits and sharing your love! More 

Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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