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The Jewel of Kansas! And another Sputnik?!

I am used to the Smithsonian growing up in DC. I had no idea what was in store when i brought my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ibrahim S
The best space exploration museum

have been going to this museum since I was a child. It is the best space museum I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am used to the Smithsonian growing up in DC. I had no idea what was in store when i brought my sons here for space camp. Different to the Air & Space in DC with multiple large rooms and exhibits, this exhibit is a...More

Thank Ibrahim S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were VERY dissapointed. Most of the interactive items were closed or out of order. If you are visually impared in any way, this will be a frustrating experience for you. We had to use a flashlight in some areas to see the displays. Poor...More

Thank hotairpeg
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello hotairpeg, We sincerely apologize for your bad experience and we agree, it can be pretty dark down in the museum! We are currently raising money to renovate our Hall of Space Museum – including new graphics, displays and all new lighting. In the next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

have been going to this museum since I was a child. It is the best space museum I have ever seen. All exhibits are well presented and many authentic spacecraft and artifacts.

Thank atr0x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! The exhibits and displays are amzing! The SR71 and the space shuttle are fascinating. This is a must see when in Kansas

Thank therock1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits on display are really impressive. Folks don't realize the size of the space shuttle for example or moon lander etc. A trip here is well worth your time.

Thank CQ80Meters
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Really learned alot, enjoy the comosphere. Enjoy the movie and alot to see and took a good part of the day. They also had a gift shop so if you have a friend or a child that enjoy learning about space you can find them...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

An amazing way to spend a day. Planetarium shows, incredible exhibits, and a nice cafe for lunch or a snack. Seeing the restored Apollo XIII Odyssey module was a real bonus. Learned a lot!!

Thank Sharon K
Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

I have to say we did not have enough time to do the Cosmosphere justice. We spent 3 hours and needed more time! We were slightly disappointed with the night sky presentation in the planetarium, we had fun in the simulator. We were only half...More

Thank tgrace6
Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you for your review, tgrace6! Please come back soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited on our way home from vacation. Excellent presentations. A few interactive displays did not work, but that pales beside an actual SR-71 hanging from the ceiling. Well laid out and lots of interesting and unique displays. Husband could have stayed all day.

Thank msrbhall
Michele M, creative design + marketing manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for the honest review, msrbhall! We apologize about the interactives. I will pass that info along and we'll get them working as soon as possible. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

History of rockets beginning with WWII Germany. Actual rockets, space capsules, etc., as well as reproductions. Films and exhibits explain rockets, war, the race for outer space. Very informative. A lot of reading if you want to learn about it all. Able to walk through...More

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Wayne E
August 19, 2017|
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Response from boatlvr13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they will want more. just wait and see when they get I to experiment mode...
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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February 27, 2016|
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Response from travelswellAZ | Reviewed this property |
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