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Cosmosphere

1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
+1 620-662-2305
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Among the best space museums in the country

We have two military pilots in our family, and we've been to a lot of aviation/space museums. THIS... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CJeannie
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Decatur, Illinois
Maybe best for teens and adults

My husband and I enjoyed this museum immensely. My 15 year old also seemed to enjoy it. My 10 and 7... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rebecca W
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
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+1 620-662-2305
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Reviewed yesterday

We have two military pilots in our family, and we've been to a lot of aviation/space museums. THIS museum tells its story particularly well, as it connects the aftermath of WWI and the rise of Hitler's regime with today's NASA. It also has a lot...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this museum immensely. My 15 year old also seemed to enjoy it. My 10 and 7 year olds were bored walking through the Hall of Space. There are AMAZING artifacts but each display requires a lot of reading. I tried...More

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 hours here exploring the museum, attending theater shows, riding the simulator, and deciding on which souvenir to buy. We loved every minute of our visit. A must see for anyone that enjoys science and/or history.

Thank R-Cabin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip: Use ASTC membership for free, reciprocal basic museum entrance. Plan to spend at least 2 hours viewing the excellent and descriptive exhibits tracing space exploration from WWII to the present. Plan more time and money if you want to see the movies, planatarium, and/or...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and for visiting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to multiple space and rocket museums but I believe this is the best one ever. When you enter the door you are greeted by an SR-71 Blackbird and it gets better from there. They have German V-1 and V-2 rockets from WWII....More

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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, DDay1959! Please come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Who knew that Kansas is the home to the largest combined collection of US and Russian space artifacts in the world (or so they say)? This was an amazing place, with such interesting artifacts. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to see everything, but we...More

Thank Marsha B
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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for visiting us, Marsha!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering the building I saw the Blackbird. It was like seeing a childhood celebrity crush. It was simply amazing. I come from an Air Force family and this plane was a big deal. As a family we loved the Planetarium, the Blue Angels simulator,...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Stephanie! Please come back soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first experience here was in my late 20's when I visited with a friend who lived in KC at the time. We had been astronomy/physics graduate students when we first met, so it made sense that we both would want to visit this place....More

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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your honest review, jsfmiller! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am still wondering if we really did land on the moon? Why were the Stars and Stripes blowing in the wind and the moon has no wind? So, I went to the Cosmosphere in Hutch to find out.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Quality and completeness of the exhibits is truly amazing. If you have any interest is the history of the space race this needs to be on your 'not to be missed' list.

Thank Bruce B
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Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed our gem of a space museum in the heart of Kansas, Bruce B! Please come back and see us anytime!

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Wayne E
August 19, 2017|
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Yes but they will want more. just wait and see when they get I to experiment mode...
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Nancy C
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Response from Sarah E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is wheelchair accessible. They have an elevator to go up into the dome, and one to go down into the museum also.
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Maureen F
February 27, 2016|
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I think on the third Saturday of the month they have more activities for little children and a story time, according to a friend. There was a table in the lobby where they had kid friendly activities and they have a space... More
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