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Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

4.8
#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Kansas
Must see · Science Museum · History Museum
Explore the second-biggest space artifact collection in the world when you visit Cosmosphere. View spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, as well as the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. See a moon rock from Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, and a real lunar rover. Stop by Dr. Goddard's Lab for a live science presentation or the Carey Digital Dome Theater to watch a film. Using our world travel planner, Hutchinson attractions like Cosmosphere can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As we were planning our first road trip since our Covid shots, my wife and I looked at the map of Kansas for things to do. There was this Cosmospere in Hutchinson. I said, this can’t be very good.....  more »
  • Amazing destination if you are the least bit interested in space and/or rockets, maybe even if you're not! They are affiliated with the Smithsonian (not part of) and have great, quality exhibits. The....  more »
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  • Hadn't been in several years, being back brought up many fond memories from my teenage years. I brought two small children with me on this visit. While some things didn't interest them all that much, they had an absolute blast. They really enjoyed the museum and how close you are able to get to real rockets. Both were sound asleep within 10 minutes of leaving. We ate lunch on-site. They offer several different options and they are all reasonably priced. The three of us ate lunch for about $18. If you're looking for a souvenir, the gift shop has a decent mix if items. I was able to buy a shot glass, one kiddo got a stuffed space shuttle and the other got a telescope. The store also carries toys, books, apparel, meteorite pieces, writing utensils and many other space and Cosmophere related items. If I remember correctly there are only 7 items in the entire museum that are "fake"...can you spot them?
  • This place is fantastic. It has so much to see and learn. I'm sure coming here will inspire a young person to pursue their dream of reaching the stars. We need dreamers who work hard to reach their goals.
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