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Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

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#4 of 63 in Museums in Kansas
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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. To visit Cosmosphere on your trip to Hutchinson, use our Hutchinson itinerary planner.
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  • 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!  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • I severely underestimated how long it would take to see everything on the all access pass. We easily spent 5 hours between all of the events, and probably could have spent an additional 30 or 60 minutes in the museum if we had time in our schedule. My 4 year-end had a lot of fun in the museum and Dr. Goddard's Lab, and didn't mind the dome theater documentary and planetarium. All of the employees were polite and helpful. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who has any interest in rockets or space exploration. Bring a jacket; some areas get cold.
  • FYI it's free for active duty military memorial day thru labor day. It was a really nice museum with a lot of history. I am not a huge space buff, but I did gain a new appreciation after reading about the history. It was an enjoyable experience.
  • Great place with tons to see for science and non-science buffs! The only place in the USA to house Russian satellites, planes and artifacts. It also has a piece of the Berlin Wall! Great self-explanatory walk-through (lot to read though). Inexpensive tickets. Great for kids and adults alike. Must visit if you're in town. Takes about 2 hours to finish the whole tour. Ample parking!
  • An excellent space museum in the Midwest. The Cosmosphere is part of the Smithsonian and has superb films and many displays to explore. A caution: it does get chilly, so wear long sleeves.
  • A fantastic space museum filled with unique artifacts and exhibits. It also has a plethora of history and facts within. Definitely worth checking out. Good for all ages!