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Cosmosphere

1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1418
+1 620-662-2305
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Fun, great space artifacts

Lots of great artifacts to see and read about. Moon rocks and actual pieces of rockets and ships... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kaybabee
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Lawrence, Kansas
Blown Away!!

What can I say but WOW!!!! As a former Army officer (field artillery) who has always had an... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 exploration and hands-on education.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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

Lots of great artifacts to see and read about. Moon rocks and actual pieces of rockets and ships and even the food the astronauts ate. Lots of history I was not aware of from Germany, Russia, and of course, the US.

Thank kaybabee
Reviewed 2 days ago

What can I say but WOW!!!! As a former Army officer (field artillery) who has always had an interest in space and aerospace and was growing up during the time of the Apollo moon missions, I was simply blown away. Right when you walk in,...More

Thank N4685WEN
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were spending a week in Wichita whole I was visiting memories and family, and decided to take a cruise up to Hutch and then out to Arlington. Good thing we did Arlington first. Otherwise we would never have made it there. We arrived here...More

Thank shop99er
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're glad you made it to Hutchinson, shop99er! And we're even happier you made it to the Cosmosphere. Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and see us and we're glad you had a good visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late getting here and only had 1 1/2 hours to visit the museum. Not near enough time. When you enter the main lobby the display grabs you with the enormity of the displays. We ended with the show of Dr. Goddard's lab. It...More

Thank skipsaundra
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, skipsaundra! We appreciate the kind review and we're sorry you missed Liberty Bell 7. If you happen to get up to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, you can see her on display. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest in rocketry or space, this is a must stop even if it is out of your way. It has excellent exhibits that trace the history of rocket development and some surprising special exhibits on space. The Apollo 13 command module...More

Thank William T
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting, William! And thank you for the kind review. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ask anyone outside of the state of Kansas about the space museum in Hutchinson and they will probably say "Huh?" But the Cosmosphere is one of the greatest air and space museums in the country! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the facility is amazing,...More

Thank MissouriHillbilly
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review, MissouriHillbilly! We're glad you had a good visit and we hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted an international conference of wind tunnel operators that included renting out the Cosmosphere for an evening. The group was primarily engineers so they really enjoyed the museum. Many commented on enjoying the collection and thought the layout was excellent, and that the way...More

Thank UDIOinKS
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, UDIOinKS! We are glad you and your group enjoyed the collection. You are spot on about the need for updates and improvements to the museum gallery experience. Like you mentioned, we are in the initial stage of a capital campaign...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

His place has inspired me to become an Astronaut. This place has the 2nd largest collection of russian artifacts and has the F-1 rocket engines from Apollo 11!

Thank Seth Z
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, Seth! We're glad to help inspire your dreams of becoming an astronaut, too! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up during the cold war and the space race. I learned far more about the Soviets contributions to the space exploration than I'd ever knew. If you are interested in Space exploration as opposed to general aviation, this museum beats the Air and...More

Thank Fred S
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, Fred! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance from the state and size of the parking lots, this place looked like I might be wasting a precious half-day of Kansas adventuring for the weekend. However, once inside, I was instantly taken aback by how I could have judged such a...More

Thank Jeremy G
Michele M, Creative Design + Marketing Manager at Cosmosphere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, Jeremy! We know we have an amazing gem here in the middle of Kansas, but it just reiterates that fact when visitors see it too. We hope you come back soon and thank you for helping spread the word...More

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Nancy C
wheel chair accessable ? wheel chair access able?
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
The website says they have activities for kids 2-12, but all the pictures I've seen show mostly older kid-adult exhibitions. Can any parents tell me if this would be a good day trip for 2-3 year olds (who are interested in space ships)? :)
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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Shawnee C
Areis the. Cosnoshere open on sunday? And what is price od adnission??
3 June 2015|
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open 12 to 7 on Sunday and here is the site for ticket prices and times they are open. Adults $23.00 +tax Children (4-12), Seniors (60+), Military $21.00 +tax Children 3 & Under, sitting on a... More
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