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Cosmosphere

1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
+1 620-662-2305
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A Gem not to be missed - plan several hours

We are fresh back from Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills and am glad we did the Cosmosphere so close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NoIberostarFan
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Wichita, Kansas
Awesome!

This is a great look into space and space travel, a real treat for kids and grown ups alike. Best... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
MaxJr66
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Buhler, Kansas
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goddard's lab” (64 reviews)
“space race” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are fresh back from Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills and am glad we did the Cosmosphere so close together in time. It is truly a gem and we are lucky to have it in Kansas. The largest collection of Soviet Space stuff in the world...More

Thank NoIberostarFan
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, NolberostarFan!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a great look into space and space travel, a real treat for kids and grown ups alike. Best show in town!

Thank MaxJr66
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, MaxJr66!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great place full of history and artifacts. Spend the money to take in the shows and museum. The museum area is huge and there is so much to take in. Make sure you allow plenty of time to take everything in. That was my mistake....More

Thank momsquad4
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your review, momsquad4! We're glad you had fun and we hope you can come back soon and see us!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The cosmosphere provides both a history of space travel and a socio-political insight into the space race re USA and USSR, the Cold War and personalities. It was a very interesting and insightful presentation.

Thank Bill H
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Cosmosphere is a museum and planetarium in Hutchinson , KS. At first glance you may not think there is much to see or do. However once you realize that most of the museum is below ground you notice that it keeps going and going....More

Thank Chris S
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for the review, Chris! We're glad you had a good visit. Please come back and see us anytime!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Spoiler Alert: I would compare this place to a FANTASTIC fireworks show with no "grand finale." This place was HUGE, very interesting if you are a space nut like me, had a lot of great artificats, information, interactive features and even documentaries and special videos...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a great place for those with a love for the history of space exploration. The displays are somewhat more verbal than visual. There is a lot of reading. The IMAX Film was good. The Planetarium, however, is a “nerds only” event. On our...More

Thank CPRMin
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came here with some friends for overseas on a recommendation. Fantastic museum with good in depth stories on the arms race to the frontiers of space. Would have been nice to have some stuff on the rovers on Mars as its the next frontier. Excellent...More

Thank Ghislain G
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review, Ghislain! We're happy you enjoyed the museum and thank you for taking the time to come visit us. I'm not sure if you saw the "Our Universe" gallery on our main floor back by the Planetarium, but we do...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I did not expect to see such an amazing space and aeronautics museum smack in the middle of Kansas. Houston, yes, Cape Canaveral, yes. But Kansas?? Yes Dorothy, Kansas indeed has a great space museum with so many cold war/space race stories, authentic American, Russian...More

Thank Nowzar A
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review, Nowzar A! We're thrilled you enjoyed our museum. Please come back and visit us anytime!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Cosmosphere. We were visiting mainly to see the Apollo 13 capsule but ended up learning so much more. We really enjoyed the way the museum progressed. It seems many museums do not spend much time on the period...More

Thank Jennifer D
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer! We're glad you and your family enjoyed our museum. Please come back and see us anytime!

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Wayne E
19 August 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...
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Nancy C
13 May 2017|
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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
28 February 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
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