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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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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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Best Attraction in Kansas

The Cosmosphere is definitely the best museum/attraction in Kansas. In fact, it's one of my favorite museums in the US. For a remote small town this is an amazing place. If you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Matt T
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cosmosphere is definitely the best museum/attraction in Kansas. In fact, it's one of my favorite museums in the US. For a remote small town this is an amazing place. If you are into anything space or history related this place is a must visit. Seeing all the Apollo and old Soviet artifacts is great. The history aspect is also... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! We appreciate your review, and we are happy to hear you love us so much! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough positive about this awesome museum! Great collection. Well displayed. Tells a great story. Incredible experience

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

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and are grateful for your positive words. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here several times and have been through the museum but our main reason for coming is to see the documentaries in the Imax theater. This is definitely a great place for a field trip or any other education purpose.

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

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Parkville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit every year with the Scout troop. The museum is a history lesson that starts with the beginning of our space program and leads up to where we are today. We get the day pass which includes the movie, museum, planetarium and Dr. Goddards lab.

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Thank you for visiting with your Scouts! We love having you here. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

An outstanding collection of rockets and astronaut memorabilia, we spent a good three hours here and probably could of spent a couple more, there is a lot to see so make sure you have time. It is amazing to read that it all started from one ladies collection from the 50s to what it is today, a world class exhibit.

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Thank you for your visit and for your kind review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum to the long and epic history of space exploration is longer than anything I've been to before, including the Smithstonian Air and Space Museum. It took my wife and my grandfather 5 hours to get through it, and we're usually very quick in museums. The entire museum was extremely entertaining and had beautiful pieces in it, including a... More 

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Thank you for your visit! We love seeing how much you enjoyed your stay and your recommendation to others! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The Cosmosphere is a treasure. It has wonderful displays, movies and other things to see. We saw the Air and Space Museum in DC last week. The Cosmosphere does as well and better in some areas. After seeing the Cosmosphere, be sure to go to the Salt Mines. Round out your trip by going to the Breadbasket's German Buffet in... More 

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Lawrence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are in Hutchinson, this is a great little museum to visit. The exhibits are unusual and well presented.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible find! Many fascinating exhibits with an emphasis on the Space-Race and the US / Russian Cold War. A great deal of era memorabilia including a Titan ll Launch Center a Blackbird SR-71 Reconnaissance Plane that could fly at Mach 4 and over 100,000 feet operating ceiling. A military and or senior discount is available. The docents are... More 

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Thank you for your review! We are so happy you found us and utilized our guided tours. More 

Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Has really interesting and unique historical information. Something that is really unique to Hutchinson.

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