Cosmosphere: International Sci-Ed Center and Space Museum

Hutchinson, KS

Where are we going?

Cosmosphere: International Sci-Ed Center and Space Museum
1100 N Plum St
KS 67501


What is there to do?

In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. Cosmosphere: International Sci-Ed Center & Space Museum is a world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum that allows kids and families to experience the thrill of space exploration - without leaving Kansas!

Want to hear something really cool about Cosmosphere? It's one of only three museums in the WORLD to display flown spacecraft from all three early-manned space programs. How cool is that!

You can come face to face with the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Just imagine the stories they could tell!

Make sure you stop by the Hall of Space Museum where the actual Apollo 13 command module Odyssey, the Gemini X spacecraft and the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft can be found. It's an out of this world experience!

Want to hear something else very cool? The Cosmosphere is the only museum in the WORLD to display a flown unmanned Russian Vostok AND a full-scale engineering model of the manned Voskhod. The Cosmosphere also boasts one of the largest displays of space suits in the world.


Besides the extensive artifact collection, the Cosmosphere is also home to the Carey IMAX Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium, and Dr. Goddard's Lab where kids can experience an explosively fun, rocketry demonstration where they can have a BLAST!

Learning and space exploration has never been so fun than at the Cosmosphere: International Sci-Ed Center & Space Museum.

3...2...1...BLAST OFF!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $13.50 museum only. $26 for all access. (all excl tax)

Children: $10 museum only. $17 all access (Ages 4-12) - excl tax

Free Under: 3 years.


Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call to ask about the accessibility if you have any questions!


When can we go?

9am - 5pm Mon - Thurs / 9am - 7pm Fri & Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sun

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter


Any top tips?

You must be 36" tall or over to ride the simulator

I’m Hungry!

The Lunar Outpost food court is a casual place to enjoy a wide variety of lunch and snack options, including fresh deli sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers, soft pretzels and Dippin' Dots Ice Cream. It's not just the rockets that need fuel! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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